Sunday 3 May 2009

Millefiori Stamping Technique

I chose to call this stamping technique Millefiori which is Italian for 1000 flowers as the resulting paper looks like lots of tiny flowers.
The background is made using Dauber Duos which are tiny double ended ink pads made for detail inking of stamps. I've had mine for a while and as I'm trying not to buy too much at the moment, decided to see if I could think of another use for them. Millefiori technique is the result.

Step 1
To make an atc background cut a piece of white card measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I chose a yellow/orange duo. Dab spots of yellow ink at random over your card to produce a spotted effect.

Step 2
Dab spots of orange ink in the white spaces, dabbing some lightly so that there are only a few spaces left.

Step 3
Choose a small flower stamp-mine is from a Rubber Stamp Tapestry set and stamp at random in a darker ink colour.

Step 4
Using an even smaller flower, stamp in between the larger flowers in a medium coloured ink. You can add as many images as you like until you're happy with the effect. You now have your background paper.

 You can create this paper on a much larger scale simply by using slightly larger floral stamps to make a lovely background paper for a card or to stamp on a die cut.

Fliss xx


cheryl said...

These are just great hun love the way you have shown them off on your blog if you pop over to my blog and click on older posts you will see I have something for you lots love cheryl xxxx

Deborah said...

These are really cool :-)

Kazza said...

Awesome idea!! TFS