When I sat down to pick a Photo Stamp to use, I just couldn't make up my mind and I got the idea of turning them into a background for a scrapbooking layout, but using six different stamps. My layout was inspired by the Adventure Quote Stamp at the bottom, since it fit very well with my son and all the fun ideas that he has. Anton recently turned six years old, and at the back of the layout I wrote about the things he likes and don't like and so on. I can hardly believe he is so big already. This photo was taken a while ago, he has grown much taller in the past months and has gone from being one of the shortest in his age group to one of the tallest.
I started by stamping the Photo Stamps with Jet Black ink on glossy cardstock, since I love the look of these stamps on glossy. They look great on Specialty Stamping Paper too, but I was in the mood for glossy today. This beautiful castle stamp is of the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.
The stamped images were coloured with dye inks, starting with the lightest shades and gradually adding darker colours. If you start with the lightest shade, it is easier to get a good result with the darker colours. I like to use a Colorbox Stylus Tool when colouring these types of images, with oval blender tops. For a tutorial on colouring Photostamps on glossy cardstock, check out this colouring tutorial of mine. That tutorial shows how to colour photo stamps with six different mediums, and on various surfaces.
After colouring, I added highlights with a white gel pen and mist by dry brushing white pigment ink on the background with a Q-tip. This is Central Park in New York.
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