Saturday, August 9, 2014

Stamping on Non-Traditional Surfaces



I took my daughter to a JoAnn's to pick out fabric for a sewing project and discovered some cool EK Success products, including these wood veneer sheets. And the label said they work with punches. Sold!


But wood isn't a standard stamping surface, is it? To help the ink grab onto the surface, I treated the entire sheet with the Perfect Crafting Pouch before stamping.


A word of warning: this surface isn't totally flat! You're going to have the grain show through your image. I kinda liked the distressed look I got. 


And it did work with punches (well, most of them). I found that the EK Success and Stampin' Up punches worked really well. Fiskars, well.... not so much. These will make really cool embellishments for my projects.

I decided to add a couple to some of my Project Life pages.  Here's the start of my July pages where I've used it on two different page protectors (Design H and Design A). I like coordinating products between pages where you can see the overlap.  I'll be adding photos in the 8.5x11 protector that's in the middle; right now it's only holding a souvenir coin.


I think this technique would be great for summer themes, camping, outdoors and travel. What would you use them for?

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