10 Ways With: Stamping on Unconventional Surfaces

Stamping on Birch Tree Bark

We’ve assembled ten unique projects that highlight stamping on unconventional surfaces to help get those creative juices flowing! Gather inspiration and a fresh way to stamp some life into an upcoming project from these ten delightful samples.

1) Stamping on Muslin

We simply adore the soft, layered effect Kristen achieves by stamping words on muslin. For your next project, try stamping on a delicate piece of fabric, such as muslin or tulle, to add a touch of romance! Whether your project is stitched together or assembled with glue, you will delight in what stamping on a fiber surface adds to your mixed-media creations. View project.

Stamping on Muslin

Artwork by Kristen Robinson

 

 

2) Stamping on Birch Tree Bark

Upon spotting some birch tree bark in her work area, Lynne Moncrieff was inspired to create these nature-themed journals. Lynne insists that the bark makes for a lovely stamping surface. These journals are 100 percent recycled and their images speak of serenity — perfect to use for a field journal! Read the complete tutorial inside the Summer Issue of Greencraft.

 

Stamping on Birch Tree Bark

Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

 

3) Stamping on Notebook Covers

Don’t underestimate the simplistic beauty and stunning impact of a well-placed, but traditionally stamped phrase. Vanessa Spencer was inspired to only use minimal supplies in order to maintain the notebook’s classic and simple charm. Add an elegant finishing touch to your diary or art journal by stamping your sentiments directly on the cover, just as Vanessa displays here! View project.

Stamping on Journal Covers

Artwork by Vanessa Spencer

 

4) Stamping on Beeswax

A bit of melted wax provides a wonderfully original stamping surface and can give just the right impression to your next card making or mixed-media project. Watch as guest artist Nathalie Kalbach demonstrates how to stamp onto beeswax and create an artistic piece of art. Watch this video tutorial.

Stamping on Beeswax Video

Artwork by Nathalie Kalbach

 

5) Stamping on Sea Shells

This ocean-themed gift box filled with art supplies includes sentiments that are stamped onto sea shells! It’s the perfect gift to give anyone with an affinity for the ocean and yet another clever stamping surface. Read the tutorial inside the Spring Issue of Somerset Studio, available now. Click here to order.

 

Stamping on Sea Shells

Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

 

6) Stamping on Silverware

Lauren says that she loves vintage and antique items and the opportunity to give them a new life. Like her grandmothers old silverware that she stamped and re-purposed to be used in her garden. Don’t miss the tutorial inside the Spring Issue of Greencraft, available now. Click here to order.

 Stamping on Silverware

Artwork by Lauren Labrie

 

7) Stamping on Tea Cups

Jo West makes this tea cup unique by turning it into a stamping surface and decorating it with ribbon, lace, and flowers. This quick and easy project is clever, cute, and original. Read the tutorial inside the Summer Issue of Take Ten, now available. Don’t forget to reserve your copy here.

Stamping on Tea Cups

Artwork by Jo West

 

8) Stamping on Canvas and Tags

Dina Wakley creates a unique layered and collaged effect by stamping directly on canvas and adds an element of interest by using tags for an impromptu stamp surface. Her grungy mixed-media canvases are the perfect inspiration for crafting a deliciously tattered and textured piece! View project.

Stamping on Canvas and Tags
Artwork by Dina Wakley

 

9) Stamping on Tea Bag Paper

In this unique mixed-media project for Somerset Studio’s Robin’s Egg Blue challenge, Lynne Moncrieff stamps onto tea-stained tea bag paper. This artwork hopes to showcase the parallels between human fragility and that of an egg, which is viewed as delicate yet able to sustain life. Don’t miss the tutorial on this beautiful piece inside the Winter Issue of Somerset Studio, available now. Click here to order.

Stamping on Tea Bag Paper
Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

 

10) Stamping on Tape

Solid and patterned decorative tapes present a creative and functional stamping surface that can add interest to cards, journals, and mixed-media artwork. Vanessa Spencer’s altered tins show how she stamped onto tapes to label and organize her crafting space in a visually appealing way. The best part about using tapes is that they are interchangeable — easily swap them out to suit your current needs or whims! View project.

Stamping on Tape
Artwork by Vanessa Spencer

We hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of projects that showcase a variety of unconventional surfaces you can stamp on.

If you’re looking for even more stamping inspiration, tips, and techniques, we think you’ll love Take Ten Magazine, The Stampers’ Sampler, and 400 More Ideas for Handmade Cards.

 

Have you ever stamped on an unusual or interesting surface in your artwork? Let us know which unconventional surfaces you’ve tried stamping on in the comments below!

 


Posted: Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 1:00 am
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10 Responses to “10 Ways With: Stamping on Unconventional Surfaces”

  1. Carolyn Bosley says:

    FABULOUS ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Diana says:

    Please only use bark from already downed trees. Trees cannot live without their bark. It protects them from infestation which would kill it.

    • Jordan says:

      Yes, good advice! The artist found this bark in her work area, so it doesn’t sound like it was extracted off of a standing tree.

  3. Lynne says:

    I didn’t harm any tree to achieve the birch bark journals, I am conscious of any items I use, either collecting myself or sourcing from elsewhere. Always worthwhile to highlight, we don’t want anyone destroying anything within nature.
    Stampington, thank you so much for including my projects in this post. One of the joys of stamping is the versatility of surfaces we can stamp upon.
    Wishes
    Lynne

    • Jordan says:

      Thanks, Lynne! It is always a treat to be able to feature your beautiful work and get more exposure to the issues you’ve been published in.

      All my best,
      Jordan

      The Stampington & Company Team

  4. Christine Kiehl says:

    Very cool article as I just brought back some birch bark from a visit to Anchorage, AK with the hopes to do just this type of project! Can’t wait to read the article in the magazine!

  5. Laurie Gardner says:

    I would loooove to know how to get my hands on those beautiful stamps you used on these field journals! Thank you.

  6. Lynne Moncrieff says:

    Laurie, They are from Catherine Moore’s Character Constructions stamps.
    http://www.characterconstructions.com/charcon/naturalhistory.html
    Catherine can be contacted directly or contact me and I will ensure Catherine receives your enquiry.
    They are stunning stamps, timeless designs.
    Wishes
    Lynne

  7. Pam Brown says:

    I love to stamp on twill tape. It is a fabric with texture that is used in sewing (don’t remember what it’s use) It is popular to use in greeting cards, wrapping gifts, and mixed media. I love it and I collet it in colors but white is very popular.

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Stamping on Birch Tree Bark

We’ve assembled ten unique projects that highlight stamping on unconventional surfaces to help get those creative juices flowing! Gather inspiration and a fresh way to stamp some life into an upcoming project from these ten delightful samples.

1) Stamping on Muslin

We simply adore the soft, layered effect Kristen achieves by stamping words on muslin. For your next project, try stamping on a delicate piece of fabric, such as muslin or tulle, to add a touch of romance! Whether your project is stitched together or assembled with glue, you will delight in what stamping on a fiber surface adds to your mixed-media creations. View project.

Stamping on Muslin

Artwork by Kristen Robinson

 

 

2) Stamping on Birch Tree Bark

Upon spotting some birch tree bark in her work area, Lynne Moncrieff was inspired to create these nature-themed journals. Lynne insists that the bark makes for a lovely stamping surface. These journals are 100 percent recycled and their images speak of serenity — perfect to use for a field journal! Read the complete tutorial inside the Summer Issue of Greencraft.

 

Stamping on Birch Tree Bark

Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

 

3) Stamping on Notebook Covers

Don’t underestimate the simplistic beauty and stunning impact of a well-placed, but traditionally stamped phrase. Vanessa Spencer was inspired to only use minimal supplies in order to maintain the notebook’s classic and simple charm. Add an elegant finishing touch to your diary or art journal by stamping your sentiments directly on the cover, just as Vanessa displays here! View project.

Stamping on Journal Covers

Artwork by Vanessa Spencer

 

4) Stamping on Beeswax

A bit of melted wax provides a wonderfully original stamping surface and can give just the right impression to your next card making or mixed-media project. Watch as guest artist Nathalie Kalbach demonstrates how to stamp onto beeswax and create an artistic piece of art. Watch this video tutorial.

Stamping on Beeswax Video

Artwork by Nathalie Kalbach

 

5) Stamping on Sea Shells

This ocean-themed gift box filled with art supplies includes sentiments that are stamped onto sea shells! It’s the perfect gift to give anyone with an affinity for the ocean and yet another clever stamping surface. Read the tutorial inside the Spring Issue of Somerset Studio, available now. Click here to order.

 

Stamping on Sea Shells

Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

 

6) Stamping on Silverware

Lauren says that she loves vintage and antique items and the opportunity to give them a new life. Like her grandmothers old silverware that she stamped and re-purposed to be used in her garden. Don’t miss the tutorial inside the Spring Issue of Greencraft, available now. Click here to order.

 Stamping on Silverware

Artwork by Lauren Labrie

 

7) Stamping on Tea Cups

Jo West makes this tea cup unique by turning it into a stamping surface and decorating it with ribbon, lace, and flowers. This quick and easy project is clever, cute, and original. Read the tutorial inside the Summer Issue of Take Ten, now available. Don’t forget to reserve your copy here.

Stamping on Tea Cups

Artwork by Jo West

 

8) Stamping on Canvas and Tags

Dina Wakley creates a unique layered and collaged effect by stamping directly on canvas and adds an element of interest by using tags for an impromptu stamp surface. Her grungy mixed-media canvases are the perfect inspiration for crafting a deliciously tattered and textured piece! View project.

Stamping on Canvas and Tags
Artwork by Dina Wakley

 

9) Stamping on Tea Bag Paper

In this unique mixed-media project for Somerset Studio’s Robin’s Egg Blue challenge, Lynne Moncrieff stamps onto tea-stained tea bag paper. This artwork hopes to showcase the parallels between human fragility and that of an egg, which is viewed as delicate yet able to sustain life. Don’t miss the tutorial on this beautiful piece inside the Winter Issue of Somerset Studio, available now. Click here to order.

Stamping on Tea Bag Paper
Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

 

10) Stamping on Tape

Solid and patterned decorative tapes present a creative and functional stamping surface that can add interest to cards, journals, and mixed-media artwork. Vanessa Spencer’s altered tins show how she stamped onto tapes to label and organize her crafting space in a visually appealing way. The best part about using tapes is that they are interchangeable — easily swap them out to suit your current needs or whims! View project.

Stamping on Tape
Artwork by Vanessa Spencer

We hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of projects that showcase a variety of unconventional surfaces you can stamp on.

If you’re looking for even more stamping inspiration, tips, and techniques, we think you’ll love Take Ten Magazine, The Stampers’ Sampler, and 400 More Ideas for Handmade Cards.

 

Have you ever stamped on an unusual or interesting surface in your artwork? Let us know which unconventional surfaces you’ve tried stamping on in the comments below!