Monday, September 22, 2014

Make It Monday video tutorial: Paper Casting...

I thought I'd try and do something new and different for this "Make It Monday" and show you how to use your Papertrey Ink stamps and dies with a paper casting technique! This is SO easy to do. Ridiculously easy. And inexpensive! You can watch my Paper Casting video HERE.
I've used my Papertrey Ink stamps as a mold to create paper casts. Basically, to get a good impression in your paper cast, you'll want to use a stamp that has more bold lines to it, as sometimes the fine details can get lost in this technique. But not always! Trial and error is really the key to discovering which stamps of yours will work the best for you. I think the bolder stamp images just show up a little bit better, like the tree and the snowflake.

Also, I discovered that if you are going to cut these into a shape, like the Tag Sale #4 die that I used one some of these (above), you'll need to die cut the tag shape FIRST before doing the paper casting technique. If you try to run these through your cutting machine after you've made the cast, it simply flattens the image out, and you will loose that beautiful embossed look. You'll see in the video that you can use dies as a mold to achieve this look also! (Pictured below.) These are made by paper casting over the Delicate Details die.



On this snowflake tag below, instead of cutting it out with a die, I just cut around the image with my scissors. Then after it was completely dry, I used the same stamp that I paper casted with (the snowflake image) and stamped into again into the debossed snowflake image with Versamark ink. Then I poured Zing embossing powder into the paper cast, shook off the excess and heat embossed it. It adds a beautiful colored image to the inside of the paper cast! With this technique, not only do you end up with a beautiful paper cast, but also a beautiful colored image.

On the "& To All a Good Night" tag, I paper casted with a sentiment stamp, then when it was dry, I stamped into it again with black ink to help the embossed sentiment show up a bit better. You could add a TO:/FROM: on the back of the tiny tag. You can also add some glitter and/or glossy accents or Mod Podge (something that won't turn them yellow) to harden them and make them look like ceramic when finished! A glossy finish sealant spray might work as well.
Hope you'll take a peek at my video and let me know what you think. Give it a try, it's easy and fun - something different you might not have done before. Be creative with it and have fun! HERE is a link to other ones that I've made in the past. And THIS is what inspired me today! Those are all made of clay, but how inspiring are they? Love, love.

Happy Holidays Tag:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Winterberry, Winter Snow Globe, 2013 Holiday Tags, Mistletoe & Holly
INK: True Black, Pure Poppy by PTI; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: White cardstock
DIES: Tag Sale #4, Tremendous Tags
OTHER: bath tissue, stamping block, water, towels, twine.
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Holly Jolly Christmas Tag:
STAMPS: Mistletoe & Holly
INK: Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, True Black
PAPER: white cardstock
DIES: Delicate Details, Tremendous Tags
OTHER: bath tissue, stamping block, water, towels, twine.
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Fa La La Tag:
STAMPS: Winter Cheer
INK: Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, True Black
PAPER: white cardstock
DIES: Delicate Details, Tremendous Tags
OTHER: bath tissue, stamping block, water, towels, twine.
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Hugs & Kisses and Holiday Wishes Tag:
STAMPS: Stitched Sentiments, Think Big Favorites #9
INK: True Black, Spring Moss
PAPER: White and red cardstock
DIES: Tag Sale #4, Tremendous Tags
OTHER: Bath tissue, water, towels, stamping block, twine, Glossy Accents, hole punch.
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Merry Christmas to All tag:
STAMPS: Wonderful Words: Holiday, 2013 Holiday Tags
INK: Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, True Black
PAPER: White cardstock
DIES: Tag Sale #4, Tremendous Tags
OTHER: Bath tissue, water, towels, stamping block, twine, pearl.
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Let It Snow tag:
STAMPS: Snowflake Medley, Winter Snow Globe
INK: True Black by PTI, Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white
DIES: Tremendous Tags
OTHER: Bath tissue, water, towels, stamping block, twine, pearl.
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Full of Cheer Tag:
STAMPS: Winter Cheer
INK: True Black, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy by PTI; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white cardstock
DIES: Tag Sale #4, Tremendous Tags
OTHER: Bath tissue, water, towels, stamping block, twine.
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Happy Winter tag:
STAMPS: Winter Snow Globe
INK: True Black by PTI; Soft Granite by Hero Arts; Versamark ink
PAPER: White cardstock
DIES: Tremendous Tags
OTHER: Bath tissue, water, towels, stamping block, twine, pearl, Zing embossing powder.
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8 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

Such an awesome technique! Such beautiful results! Thanks for sharing : D

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Amazing technique !

Mary w said...

What a great idea to get more mileage out of stamps. Thanks.

Bernii Miller said...

These are just stunning ♥

Natalie said...

Hi,just wanted to thank you for the inspiration. Yesterday (just after I read this post) I went and tried this out. I used a beautiful doily stamp from MME. This afternoon when I went to trim the cast I felt that the "doily" needed a little pop of colour. Being a huge Heidi Swapp fan I couldn't resist spraying the the doily with some pink and peach Colour Shine and wow...that really set it off. Thanks again. Loving this new technique.

Greta said...

You're so sweet leave comments on my paper casting posts, Danielle! I have to say, when I saw the video title I figured it'd be something too complicated & using supplies I didn't have. I was enthralled watching the video & just stared at your tags in awe! Before I started stamping I bought dry embossed stationary, as that was always my favorite & paper casting is kind of a version of that. Anyway--thanks so much for teaching this neat technique!

Michelle said...

Just beautiful! What a great technique! I'll have to try it out. :-)

Mindelynn said...

Wow these are stunning! Was looking through some of your videos and can't believe I have never seen this technique! Can't wait to try it out!