Hi there stampers! Today we have 5 inspiring projects using the Arty Mosaic Collage Stamp! This stamp has so many possibilities! The stamp has been designed in a way for you to experiment with the following stamping
1. Stamp the image as is for a quick and easy design!
2. Make a continuous pattern by stamping the image side by side or around the edges of the first impression. The squares will fit next to each other easily.
3. Trim out strips of squares. If you look at the image at a slight angle, you can see the straight rows of squares. Just stamp and trim to use the rows individually!
4. Create smaller 'diamond' shape patterns by trimming smaller sections of the stamp in any pattern or size you choose.
5. Create arrows! Simply trim three squares in an arrow shape!
These are just some of the ways this stamp can be used. Let's take a look at some projects. First up, Rachel Greig has created a card by stamping the Arty Mosaic onto a painted background, then added a few extra pop up squares on top with 3D adhesive.
1. I often have scrap background pieces left over from other projects or experiments. This background piece was a random left over from a painting session. I simply stamped the Arty Mosaic Collage Stamp over the top of the background using Archival Jet Black ink pad. I like to use Archival ink when stamping over paint as it will dry easily on top.
2. Trim around the edge of the stamped image with scissors. Adhere to black cardstock.
3. Stamp the French Script Background Stamp onto a folded kraft card base. Adhere black cardstock with stamped panel to the front.
4. Stamp the Arty Mosaic Collage Stamp onto cream cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink. Cut out a few various squares and mount them over the corresponding square on the background, using 3D foam adhesive to raise it a little.
5. Stamp words from the Creativity Word Block Stamp onto cream cardstock, trim and adhere to card with 3D foam adhesive.
Teresa Abajo shows how the Arty Mosaic looks when used as a continuous pattern:
1. Using a stamp positioner tool, cover the entire front panel of this card with the Arty Mosaic image in black ink. Colour parts of it with Wilted Violet Distress Marker and a waterbrush.
2. Pour a little pile of gold embossing powder into the bottom right hand corner of the panel and heat it from underneath until it is molten.
3. Stamp the Compass Eclectic Stamp into the molten embossing powder.
4. Stamp the words from Prague Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set, cut them into strips, then adhere them over the gold motif.
For a classic card, here's how it looks in black and white:
Stamp the image using Archival Jet Black, then shade some parts using Black Soot Distress Marker and a waterbrush.
Susie Campbell shares two great ideas on how the Arty Mosaic can be used as a background piece.
Darkroom Door's Arty Mosaic collage stamp is so much fun to work with! I had a wonderful time experimenting with how it stamped on a waxed paper bag.
1. Stamp Arty Mosaic Collage Stamp onto a waxed white paper bag (I stamped it on the matt side) and heat set it. Trim image to size. Fold it in half lengthwise.
2. Stamp map from Venetian Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set on light silver panel and the flourish from the same stamp set to the right hand side of map. Trim to size.
3. Stamp mask from Venetian Vol 2 set onto white panel and trim to size. Stamp mask once more onto a scrap of vintage paper that has a small amount of text. Cut away upper section of mask (the eye area) and layer onto mask panel.
4. Layer mask, paper doily, map panels onto a variety of sparkly silver papers with a cream card for the base. Add folded Arty Mosaic stamped panel below mask section.
5. Machine stitch mask and Arty Mosaic into place.
6. Add button, lace and stamped sentiment 'mere disguise' from Venetian Vol 2 set to complete work.
Susie has also created a canvas where she has used the Arty Mosaic as a subtle background.
1. Paint two layers of gesso onto blank canvas board. When dry add layers of warm white, titanium white and skin tone along with a dash of paynes grey. I painted with my fingers, but a brush may make less of a mess. I find it easier to control and blend the paint with fingers.
2. Stamp 'large Japanese script' on top right section of canvas from the Japanese Calligraphy Stamp Set. Then stamp 'Arty Mosaic' onto white tissue paper using beige ink and heat set. Cut apart the image into three sections and use clear gesso to affix to the left hand edge of canvas. Go gently as the paper is a little delicate. I roughed up some of the edges with my finger nail once it was down to give it a distressed look.
3. When dry, add a light layer of white paint over different sections of the canvas. Affix beaded lace scrap to lower right section of canvas using clear gesso.
4. Add floral Japanese fabric (paper would work too). I cut around some floral pieces and added it to the layering, using clear gesso to affix. You may like to blend the fabric in the lower section of the canvas by swiping coordinating stamping ink and dashes of white paint, heat setting as you go.
5. Stamp 'orchids' from Orchids Stamp Set using beige ink onto canvas and heat set. When dry, add a thin transparent layer of gesso over the blossoms - this will act as a placement guide when gluing tissue paper orchids in place.
6. Stamp 'orchids' once more onto white tissue paper using beige ink. Heat set the ink, fussy cut around the blossoms and affix each matching blossom to image on canvas with clear gesso. I found I needed to add one more tissue paper blossom to help balance the work.
7. Stamp 'Geisha' from Kimono Vol 2 Stamp Set directly onto canvas with black ink (to help with placement of tissue paper image) and once it's dry, add a layer of white gesso over it. Stamp 'Geisha' onto tissue paper with black ink and fussy cut around image. Affix to work using clear gesso.
8. Stamp 'love script' onto small fabric scrap of silk and add to top right corner of work using clear gesso. Add any additional pearls to complete work.
Here's how the canvas looked mid way where you can see the Arty Mosaic as part of the background:
Darkroom Door Arty Mosaic Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Creativity Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Compass Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Venetian Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Kimono Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Japanese Calligraphy Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Orchids Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Marker: Black Soot, Wilted Violet
Versafine Ink: Toffee
Versamagic Ink: Midnight black
Gesso: White and Clear
Aquash Water Brush
Paint: white titanium, warm white, skin tone and paynes grey
Various papers - silver, grey, cream, vintage encyclopedia, white, and waxed paper bag
Sewing machine with black thread
Doily, lace, button, small canvas board, beaded lace, Japanese floral fabric, white tissue paper, silk fabric scrap, pearl sticker
Hope you have enjoyed these ideas! Thanks for stopping by today!