Thursday, August 14, 2014
Acrylic Block Stamping, Digital Style
A couple of weeks ago, Karen blogged about using an acrylic block to create a stamp background. You can read that post HERE. The digital wheels started turning the minute I saw her idea.
Here’s my digital version of that technique , , ,
I’m using Photoshop CC for this tutorial, but you should be able to do this with any graphics program that supports layers.
1. Create a new document with a white background.
2. Create a new Layer.
3. Using the Marquee tool, create a 4x5.25" rectangle.
4. Switch to the Brush tool and pick a 'spatter' style brush. I used 'Spatter 24 pixels'.
5. Increase the size to 700 pixels.
6. Choose a light blue color and ‘click’ along the edge of the rectangle.
7. Continue to ‘click’ along the outer edge to create a frame.
8. Create a new layer, choose a darker blue, and reduce the size of the brush to 500 pixels.
9. ‘Click’ along the outer edge to form a second frame.
10. Reduce the opacity of each of the layers until you achieve a look you like.
11. Add a couple of mattes and images to complete a card panel. I used a background and a few stamps from the Cinema Digital Kit.
I hope you’ll give this quick and easy technique a try the next time you need to frame some stamped images for your digital cards and layouts.
Until next time, thanks for stopping by.