Saturday, March 3, 2012

DIY Chevron Stamp

Chevrons are everywhere these days! Did you know you can make your very own chevron stamp to use with acrylic paint? When I needed a little something to add interest to my kraft background paper, I originally went looking for bubble wrap, but when I couldn't find it, the chevron stamp idea was born.

A recent Scraptastic kit came in the priority box that was sitting right beside my workspace. I tore off one flap and peeled back the inside layer of paper to reveal the corrugated surface underneath. Oh yeah...that would be perfect!

Using a trimmer, I cut two pieces from the flap at opposite angles and trimmed them to the same length with my scissors. Placed together, glued to a separate sheet of cardboard, they would form my "stamp". A loop of paper adhered to the top would make lifting the painted stamp off the paper that I was stamping a bit easier...with less mess to my fingers...and less likely to be dropped back onto my page in an unwanted position!


To use, brush a generous amount of acrylic paint onto the stamp and press onto your background paper. Repeat as desired. Here's how it looks on my practice piece of cardstock:


Obviously, these "stamps" can't be washed off. When finished, dab excess onto a paper towel and let the remaining paint dry on the cardboard. It might be good for a couple of uses, but we know where to find more of the raw materials used to make another. Stay tuned for a look at my finished page in tomorrow's post!

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Found you on Two Peas. What a clever idea! TFS!

Sara said...

This is a great idea! Looks great....can't wait to see the finished layout.

soapHOUSEmama said...

Fabulous!

Margie H said...

Oh, wow! Great recycle idea...need to look through my dies to see what I can make! LOL!!

Tiffany said...

Great DIY, thank you for sharing it.

Tracy said...

Such a neat idea. Very clever.

Patricia said...

Oh, you are so creative! this is awesome! I will have to give this a try...can't wait to see your finished page now!

Margie said...

Cool idea!

Ali said...

SUCH a great idea - your sneaky peek looks amazing too.

Glinda said...

Thanks for the idea.