Friday, March 28, 2014

Part 1: Black & White 3D Stamping

While browsing through Pinterest the other day, I came upon a beautiful hand drawn image. It inspired me to create a similar creation with my collection of Club Scrap® unmounted rubber stamps. I was amazed by the three-dimensional effect of this masking technique! The finished 3D panels can be mounted on a card or used as embellishment on a scrapbook page.

Follow these steps to create a Black & White 3D stamped image.

1. Choose stamps with simple shapes that can be easily cut for a masking technique.

2. Stamp a foreground image onto plain white paper with CS® Hybrid India Black Ink.

3. Stamp the same image onto the sticky edge of a Post-It note with CS® Hybrid India Black ink.

4. Cut the image from the Post-It note to create a mask.

5. Mask the corresponding image with the Post-It. This image will appear to be "on top" of the images stamped next. See?

6. Create additional masks for every layer stamped onto the panel. When stamping, be sure that a portion of the stamp lands on the mask.

7. Create a shadow around the outside edges of the stamped images with a black Gelato and water brush. Check out my innovative paint palette!

Scribble a small amount of black Gelato onto an acrylic block to use as a paint palette.
2006 Interior Designs stamps
2013 Lock & Key stamps with 2006 Interior Designs flowers
2011 Papillon butterfly, 2006 Interior Designs flowers, and 2013 Time of Your Life clock
2004 Fossils

It's hard to believe that all of the above images are stamped onto just one piece of paper!

Be sure to check out Part Two: Full Color 3D Stamping. I'll feature the gorgeous Hydrangeas stamps from April.

Until then, I hope you have a great weekend.


Additional supplies used:
2011 Versailles Swirl Masking Stencil
Silver Smooch Spritz
2013 Bookshelves Self-Adhesive Pearls
2011 Raku Sentiment Stamp


  1. Very cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Awesome. Now I have to go and buy some more post its!

  3. Oooohhh I need to watch a video tutorial! These are awesome!

  4. Oh wow thanks those look very cool and you aren't dragging out multiple colors of inks either! (Well not yet.)

  5. I just love this technique. The illusion of dimension is amazing. I plan to try this out over the weekend!

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Those are beautiful. I definitely want to try this technique! A great way to use multiple images from one stamp set, or mix-n-match from a few sets. The clustering of the images is really neat.

  7. Beautiful! But so much cutting! ;)

  8. absolutely wonderful stampig, Julie!

  9. Very cool Julie! I love how the little addition of the gelatos really makes the whole thing pop!

  10. Love it Julie, talk about getting excited to rubber stamp, some more!!!!

  11. I really need to spend time on Pintrest if this is the kind of inspiration that results. Although, I can never forget that you are the master interpreter! Another great post.

  12. These are stunning especially for just using black and white. Wonderful!

  13. This is such a fun technique. Love your work

  14. really cool, masking is such a great technique especially when done as well as you've done here! p.s. you must spend a lot of time over at Pinterest!

  15. You rocked this technique! I love it!!!

  16. Awesome Julie! I love the melange of stamps used. Look forward to the coloring episode!

  17. Awesome Julie! I love the melange of stamps used. Look forward to the coloring episode!

  18. This is stunning. I forgot how beautiful masking technique can be.

  19. Wow, those are amazing! Thank you, Julie.


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