Linda Lynch, OR Collage
Stamps used from : Photoartstamps by Kate Gallegos
To achieve the look on the image, I stamped the images on King James Glossy with Adirondack Espresso and then used vanilla ink directly from the stampad, and rubbed it over the dried image. I then tapped on Memories Soft Gold after that to soften it. I wanted the image to appear very old. On the background papers from a paper magazine from 1910, I used a shellac and then after it dried I used gold rub-n-buff randomly with my finger, and brown shoe polish on a sponge and then sponged the edges with black Brilliance on a make-up sponge.The buttons came from my mother~! She gave me a huge tin that she has had for over 50 years and it was perfect for the collages. 07 02
Lorraine George TX
I used stamps from the Art-Chix Studio Classic Beauty Collection. The images were stamped on aged paper from an old book that had been stippled with ink and adhered to a rectangle wood piece. Then the image was stamped again onto acetate, cut into a panel and layered on top of the wood piece to give it a 3D effect. Then I used copper tape that had been tarnished in liver of sulphur to wrap the edges of the wood piece and seal the acetate panel into place (boy was that fun trying to line all that up!). Then the wood panel was glued to a stippled pre-made miniature book and embellished.
Helen Rudd PA, Cards
I usually color photo art stamps in with chalks. I use eye makeup applicators and a very light hand, to sort of blend in the colors. If they are very intensely colored than I used eye-make-up applicators and Ancient Page inks to blend in the colors. On the indian maiden card I used the backs of small wooden bingo chips to write out a word with rubber stamps and blended the edges with ancient page. I then used copper krylon around the outside edges to give it a finished look.
The stamps I used were from my own line of stamps Rubber Stamp Diva you can find them at
Rubber Stamp Diva
Shawn Buckmaster, FL Tags
Image from PhotoArtStamps by Kate Gallegos.
Stamped on glossy paper using Brayer and light ink.
Colored with Chalk. Layered on decorated tags...
Linda Reid, RI, Card
On off-white cardstock, I sponged Adirondack Butterscotch, Caramel and stippled Raisin around the edges. Then I used a marbling stamp and stamped the front with Caramel. I stamped the images in ArtPrint Brown and added the stamped domino, the text (computer generated on vellum) and the acetate overlays. The stamps are from The Stamping Ground and Stampland (large face).
Gillian Allen UK, Collage
I used Neocolour Aquarelle watercolour crayons to wash over matt coated paper. Whilst damp I stamped the images, with Adirondack, Butterscotch, Ginger and Rust inks, which gave the look of an etching, (although this was somewhat flattened when glued down to card) Embellished with a moulded polymer clay frame, rubbed with metallic powders, a repro vintage ruler, music and an old button. Digitally printed quote found at http://www.bydonovan.com/sayings.html
Photo art stamps used were from the Photoart stamp collection of Kate Gallego
In this exchange the challenge was to use a photographic art stamp in any form of art work. Sometimes tricky to use, these stamps can produce exciting effects, practising on different papers will give varied results. The artist's here share their tips and methods 07 02
Doreen Motheral VA