Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hat Paper tutorial

I love the paper from Pretty Little Studio Monsieur Collection.  It has such a fun, vintage feel to it and is definitely for boys only.  When I saw the Mr. Smith paper (see below) I knew I had just the right things to counterfeit it!
 

 
 
Sometimes I find a treasure in the dollar stamps at JoAnnes.  This was one of those times.  I also got some fabulous Mustashe stamps, too!
 
So, how to make the paper....here we go:
 
Pick a selection of stamps to use for your paper.  Normally I would pick a variety of large and small stamps, but I decided to stick with these hats and one more tiny stamp that you will see later.
 


You can have SO much fun with the paper process by choosing different inks.  It can give you paper a whole different feel!  Try tone on tone...mixing different colors...or doing black and white, like I did.


Most of the time I stamp starting in one corner and moving accross the page, stamping some of the images a bit off the page to give it more demention.  This time, I tried to be more medthodical and grid like as I stamped in rows.


Here is the finished piece.  I stamped with a tiny stamp in between each hat.  I decided I didn't like it after I finished, but it is growing on me now.  LOL


Here are some videos that might help you as well:


 

If you have not tried to make your own paper then what is stopping you?  Try it out.  Go on.  Right now.  I'll wait. 

6 comments:

glorygirl said...

LOOOOOOOVE that paper! Can't believe those hats were dollar stamps!!! Even MORE FABULOUS!

Julie H said...

Your paper looks awesome! Thanks for the links, too.

Julene Matthews said...

Looks wonderful! You must have incredible patience.

LawsBom said...

Wonderful! I have so many plain-ish papers that could do with some 'improvement' and I never thought of using stamps to make my own unique papers...Thanks for a great idea!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing your technique!

Margie said...

I love your hat paper!!