The Stamparatus is a wonder stamping tool that helps to create multiple stamped images. While I enjoy the help with stamping multiples, I most like the Stamparatus for helping to create techniques. In today’s project I have used this tool to add shadows with the Stamparatus, paired with Sea of Textures stamp set.
Add Shadows with the Stamparatus
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measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White card stock panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Watercolor paper scrap for octopus
Sea of Textures stamp set
Achieving the look of shadow can be captured with several different techniques. By far, the easiest for me has been to pop a scrap of paper into the Stamparatus and know that I can add more colors and have the stamp stay securely in place inside the tool.
After positioning the paper and securing it in place with a magnet, I start adding color with the lightest shade. Pool Party and Pacific Point are great to compliment one another. After Pool Party is stamped to the watercolor paper, I added Pacific Point around the edges with a sponge daube and restamped the image. Voila! There are now shadows in just the right areas. After both colors were stamped, I used the Aqua Painter to muddle the ink a bit and make sure the blend was subtle.
Playful Backgrounds stamp set in a nice bit of texture behind the octopus and helps lend another layer of depth. There are a few other wonderful images in this set and I almost chose to use the bubbles.. but the straight lines really stand out and compliment the large image of the die cut octopus. Don’t miss those teeny tiny fishies!
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