Hello everyone! Welcome to the March edition of “Stamps & Scraps“! I’m your host Ally and today we’re talking tissue… toilet tissue! Yup… not just for the bathroom any more!!! Grab yourself a cup of something warm to sip on and join me on our adventure in scrapbooking today.
Today we’re going to talk about paper casting. For this technique all you need a few simple supplies:
Supplies: toilet tissue, water, a stamp and some paper towel. See… I’ll bet you have everyone of those supplies right now!
Step 4: Find a stamp that doesn’t have too many details. I chose the weather vein rooster from the “Country Roads” stamp set for my paper cast.
Step 6: Using a finger to hold the paper tight to the stamp, carefully use your other hand and tear away the extra paper surrounding the stamp. Due to the fibers within the paper, it leaves a pretty rough edge around your cast.
Step 7: Carefully flip your “still damp” paper cast off of the stamp. Place your paper cast some place safe, warm and dry to completely remove the water. Depending on how wet your cast still is, it may take as few as 15 minutes but over night is the best.
Once your cast is dry, it will be stiff and opaque. Ready for you to do whatever you’d like to your cast.
Voila! A super simple embellishment fit for a layout or card. And SUPER easy to create too!
Here is the layout I created for my paper cast creation…
He’s Just a Country Boy at Heart
I created a fun background for my layout first, by stamping the horse & pasture image from the “Country Roads” stamp collection using Ranger’s “Old Paper” Distress Ink.
I used a blue piece of paper and the map from the “Antique Map” back ground stamp and created a unique base for my rooster paper cast.
You can also see a subtle barn and windmill image at the base of my journaling card. It is also another fabulous image from the “Country Roads” stamp set.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this step by step tutorial. I’d love to see you put it to good use on your next layout , altered project or card. You can check out my personal blog for a break down of how I created this layout, layer by layer.
Happy stampin’ everyone!