Monday, April 7, 2014

Part 2: Full Color 3D Stamping

In Part 1: Black & White 3D Stamping, I shared how this piece of artwork inspired me to create a similar image using only my unmounted rubber stamps and some black Gelatos. Want to see how these stamped images can be turned into full color works of art with amazing dimension?

Here's how! Follow steps 1-6 previously discussed in Part 1.

Let's review.

1. Choose simple stamp images.
2. Stamp foreground image, Papillon butterfly in CS® Hybrid Ocean Ink.
3. Stamp on Post-it note to create mask.
4. Fussy cut image from Post-it note.
5. Mask the corresponding image and stamp. 

* Note- Use second generation stamping to create lighter stamped images.

6. Create additional masks and continue stamping.
*note- Use only the top portion of the Hydrangeas Art Nouveau leaves image.  
Stamp leaves randomly around the entire masked Hydrangea/butterfly cluster.
Finished stamped image.

7. Use Gelatos and a water brush to color in your images and add a shadow to create the illusion of depth. I created a video tutorial on adding a shadow to your stamped images. If you are having trouble viewing the video, click HERE.

Apply more color toward the outside of the image and lesser amounts toward the center. For example, when painting the leaves, use a darker shade of green toward the outside of the image and then leave a white highlight in the center by adding very little color or no color at all to the center of the leaf.

Continue to add metallic purple and blue Gelatos with a water brush, where the butterfly and Hydrangeas stamped blossoms overlap. Add black Gelato to these areas for even more dramatic shadowing.

Every month our members are treated to a free sketch with detailed assembly line instructions. This recipe can be used to create layouts with any papers from your stash. My layout came together nicely using cardstocks from Written Word, BridgesTrees and a Pattern Basics Bright text print.

Hope you enjoyed Part 2 of this tutorial and will give it a try for yourself.


Additional supplies used:
Blossom purple translucent paper
Sizzix Die - scroll stems and flowers
Hydrangeas purple pearls (included in Embellishment pack)
Hydrangeas Border and Backgrounds UM Rubber Stamps
CS® Amethyst and Moss Hybrid Inks


  1. Wow! This is a stunning, dramatic technique and it works so well with the

  2. Beautiful work, Julie! Thanks for the steps!

  3. Julie, your pages are amazing. I love the technique you showed us. Thanks so much!

  4. Love this beautiful result Julie! Love how you combined Papillon with Hydrangeas - a perfect match!

  5. This is so pretty Julie! The stamping is great but the addition of the Gelatos makes it even better. Your flower photos are fits the kit perfectly!

  6. Great pages, Julie and absolutely beautiful stamping.

  7. Love how you build the sweet picture with stamps and then add the shadow! Talk about getting so much more out of your stamps!

  8. Your pages are little mini works of art!!

  9. Yay video! Thanks for helping out this visual learner!


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