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!