New here and a stamping question

Hi all.. I'm an experienced stamper but have a dilemma here..
We are moving into a new house. I want to use stamping for some of my
decorative touches but unlike here where I stamped with paint directly on
the walls, I don't want to do that in the new house.
I don't have any extra cash right now and don't have many colors in
permanent inks. I do however have every SU color of water based inks.
Can anyone think of some kind of medium to stamp on that I could use wall
paper paste to attach it to the walls. I had thought of vellum but then I
would have to heat emboss everything and I don't want to do that for several
reasons.. I don't have enough embossing powder right now and purchasing more
is out of the question until we sell our current home, I don't want it shiny
and I really don't think it would adhere well with wall paper paste.. that I
have tons of from previous projects around here.
I thought of muslin but I'm afraid that the paste would be just a bit too
wet and the ink would run. Card stock seems a bit heavy but I could use
that.. my girls supplied me well with white card stock over the years.
What I'm going to do so you get an idea of what I'm going for is.. I have a
stencil that looks like lattice work. I was going to stencil that around
the top of the walls in my bedroom and then using SU's DD Hydrangea set
stamp the leaves and flowers and place them in and around the lattice so it
looks like that laser cut border. I had even considered putting a few up
here and there and stenciling over it so it gives it a 3-D look.
I'm moving this weekend, so I won't be back to look at the answers until
next week.. but thought maybe someone could come up with some ideas!
Thanks in advance,
Nanette
Reply to
scrappy
Have you thought of clear contact paper? Worse case you might have to sand is a tiny bit to get some tooth so the ink sticks to it, but maybe not - I am not certain about what they offer for contact or shelving paper.... The good thing about contact paper is you can take it off very easily with no paint coming off with it (I took a roll once - before stamping - and cut the leaves out of it and put them randomly around a room).
I understand your reluctance to use paint, and especially that the Hydrangea is so intricate, but you could always just get some acrylic paint and try that - you can get a small bottle for under $1 - and then you could even use different tones of your color for the flowers and leaves... You could even stamp on the contact or shelf paper with the acrylic paint....
Hope your move goes well!
Reply to
Christi Conley
How about wallpaper? I've seen it used for other stamping projects, so why not (duh!) walls? Or am I missing something?
Reply to
Pat Kight
Hi Pat, Just wondering if your still knitting? Hopefully this is the same Pat Kight from another newsgroup. Otherwise I apologize! Anita
Reply to
Anita Keeton
Knitting like a fiend, yes. Fuzzy slippers all around for Christmas gifts this year. The only stamping I've done lately was some quick opening-night cards for cast members of the play I'm directing.
(And as far as I know, I'm the only Pat Kight on Usenet. The last name - without an "n" - isn't that common).
Reply to
Pat Kight
They do make blank wallpaper borders--I have some, my mom was thinking of having me stamp it to use in her kitchen last year. If you decide to go with clear contact paper, Staz-On ink is your friend! In fact, that will work on the vellum, too. But if you want to use something made of paper, have you considered tissue paper?
Reply to
Kay
Thanks everyone for your input. I guess I'm just going to have to experiment with some different papers and see what happens. Right now I have no extra cash for anything. We still haven't sold our old house yet and making two house payments for the time being is gonna kill us.
The only permanent inks I have are black, and a few brilliance pads but they are all rather light colors and a couple of color box sets. I've tried stamping on clear contact paper before.. that was a disaster! And I know that the water based inks would run if I tried to attach tissue paper to the wall. Someone on another group suggested freezer paper, I have some of that and am going to give that a shot too.
Thanks again, Scrappy
They do make blank wallpaper borders--I have some, my mom was thinking of having me stamp it to use in her kitchen last year. If you decide to go with clear contact paper, Staz-On ink is your friend! In fact, that will work on the vellum, too. But if you want to use something made of paper, have you considered tissue paper?
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scrappy

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