Monday, November 30, 2009

Stamping Monday

I found some small cuts of textured wallpaper at the local Home Depot a while back. Its the kind that has an embossed or raised surface to create a pattern, not the flocked kind (that's too 80's!). I think they are meant to be applied to the wall and then painted over.


I have some small wooden boards that DH cut and sanded for me and I covered one side with double sided carpet tape. If you don't have that kind of tape, run to your nearest hardware store and pick some up, its great for all kinds of uses and it really stays stuck.


I then stuck the wall paper on and trimmed around the edges. Two coats of matte varnish/medium to seal the paper means that I can wash the stamps afterwards and use them over and over again.



By having the stamp as a rectangle I can create multiple brick style patterns but the stamp could be any shape at all. I could also cut the wallpaper into shapes and stick it to a wooden board for more design possibilities. HMMMM.....
Maybe you can come up with some ideas too?

5 comments:

Ruth Anne Olson said...

What a good idea.

margaret said...

Those little blocks of wood are something Santa's elves could whip up and put under the xmas tree ....

kathy said...

Very cool idea!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Great idea!

queenopearls said...

Beautiful and so clever to make unique stamps.
I could see adhering textured wallpaper to any size paint roller (or smaller brayer) as well!
Thank you for the beautiful photos!
~Christina