Sunday, July 5, 2009

Styrafoam Stamps Art Expressive Art

Here are two finish pieces, whic I made using styrafoam stamps.These were done on Fabriano watercolor block. First piece is called Connexions!, and the second Curious! ,which sold in my Etsy

Friday, June 26, 2009

Homemade Styrafoam Stamps! Oooh lala!

Here's a new project for you to try out . It's very inexpensive, creative, and environmentally friendly

Styrofoam container (the one's your packaged veggies come in from the grocery stores)
Aleene's Tacky Glue (Here a soft gel or Heavy Gel Medium would work well also)
Unmounted linoleum
Glue stick
Scissors (For carving, and cutting shapes)

~Use blunt end of scissors fo
r creating shapes on the styrofoam(or any blunt object)
~Save the side parts of the styrofoam. Cut them in various shapes,circles, rectangles and mount on' unmounted linoleum' purchase at any art store. Very inexpensive. I like the harder linoleum for this.

~For more durability surround your stamps with a soft gel medium.
~Cut shapes in the styrofoam and seal edges with soft gel medium

Have fun!
Share your ideas here.

Mariette xox

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Yogurt aluminium cover embossing technique

I saw a demo on 'metal aluminium sheet'. When you purchase them
it has a protective sheet, and when remove it will stick wherever you
place it.
Well..I had an idea the other day by using the foil cover on a Yogurt container.
I liked the recyling and artistic appeal of this and tried it.
I haven't tried it with the store bought aluminium; but that is another experiment;-)
The yogurt top I used was from 650 gram Organics Yogurt which I purchased from
Safeway. It is sealed with a circular foil, and that is what I use.
After I remove it , I wash it, dry...then it's ready to use.


Circular foil from Organics Yogurt container
Indian wooden blocks(or anything that will emboss)
Adirondack alcohol inks of various colors, Alcohol ink applicator (can be purchased at Michaels)
Heavy Gel Medium works wonder!


Place circular foil above surface to be embossed
Use your stump and lighthly rub until you are satisfied with result
Then use alcohol adirondack inks..(a few drop on Alcohol ink applicator)
Than smoosh..(circular movement on embossed surfaced)

I discovered that Heavy Gel Medium or Extra Heavy gel medium will glue the foil very well

Enjoy and most of all have fun
Let me see some of your work, and post it here;-)

**NOTE**In the original message I suggested double sided tape; but I came with a better solution Heavy Gel Medium or Extra heavy gel works better, and less fussing with the double side tape.;-)