Techniques and Tutorials
What are Hybrid Crafts?
Learn more about hybrid crafting (combining digital and traditional techniques) and how you can use it in your next project.
Stamp and Doodle a Paisley Image
Use a paper tube to stamp teardrop shapes and doodle the insides to create paisley designs.
Blending Colored Pencil
Learn how to blend colored pencil to create great looking results in your rubber stamping projects.
Rubber Stamping and Stitching
Do you add stitching to your handmade card or scrapbook projects? If so, you are invited to post pictures of your work and share ideas with others!
Decoupage and Collage
Interesting decoupage effects can be created by stamping outline images onto colored paper and card and cutting these out. These images can be attached to other papers. Decoupage is a useful technique for stampers who want to apply color and texture to their images without the need to use paints or chalks. Simple effects can be achieved by stamping onto plain paper or more dramatic and creative effects can be given by using patterned papers or other materials.
How to Add Handstitching to Cards
Hand stitching is a great way to add texture and design to a handmade card. This technique is an effective way to dress up a simple stamped image. Many different stitches can be used to achieve great looking designs.
Rubber Stamping Masking Technique
Use the masking technique to combine images and create your own unique designs.
Fabric Stamping or Fabric Printing: An Alternative to Fabric Painting
Learn how to stamp on fabric. Marion Boddy-Evans, our About.com guide to Painting explains how to make your own unique one of a kind fabric prints.
How to Paint With Inks
Painting with rubber stamping inks is a great way to bring some color to your rubber stamping quickly and easily with the minimum of additional materials required. This is a useful technique to know and adapts well to a variety of projects.
Improvise with Bubble Wrap! Stamp Interesting Patterns
Although there is a vast range of exciting rubber stamps available, sometimes improvising with other materials can be fun and a great way to produce unusual and interesting results. Bubble wrap is readily available and can be used to create interesting all over stamped designs. This is a simple stamping technique and one that will work well with a variety of rubber stamping projects.
Rubber Stamping Techniques
Learn rubber stamping techniques from the basics through to more unusual ways of using your rubber stamps. There are many exciting rubber stamping techniques to learn, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced stamper.
Stamp, Cut and Stick - an Easy Rubber Stamping Technique
Stamp, cut and stick is a simple technique and a great way for beginner stampers to build up stamped images on a page without having to worry about mastering the rubber stamping technique of masking.
Hand Stamped Fabric
Step by step tutorial from Creative Kismet.
Using Hairspray as a Fixative
Interesting article on the About.com Painting site about the pros and cons of using hairspray as a fixative.
Make Hot Glue Embellishments
Stamp into hot glue to make wax or letter seal type embellishments.
How to Stamp with Paper Tubes
The cardboard tubes which are found on the inside of paper rolls, such as kitchen and bathroom paper, are a great way to stamp shapes on paper. Find out how to in this article!
Stamping Without Rubber Stamps
Stamp without stamps! How to use objects such as potatoes and even fingerprints to create an impression on a page.
Fill Images with Decorative Paper - Easy Rubber Stamping Technique
Use papers to fill your rubber stamped images. This is a super-easy technique which will give you a variety of finished effects.
Fill a Rubber Stamp Image with Doodles
Learn how to fill a rubber stamp image with doodles!
How to Use Embossing Paste
Learn how to add embossing paste to your handmade cards and paper craft projects.
Two Color Stamping - a Simple Technique to Add More Color to Your Projects
A simple technique to add color to your projects.
Simple Kiss Technique to Stamp with Two or More Colors
Add more colors to your stamp using this simple kiss technique.
Types of Embossing
Learn how easy it is to add embossing to your next card making or scrapbooking project. This is a fun way to add a design in relief to your page.
How to Use the Color Red in Your Rubber Stamping Projects
This is part of a series of articles looking at ways to use color in your projects. In this article we look at the color red.