When I was heavy into stamping many, many years ago, one of my favorite background techniques was to randomly wrap rubber bands around a wood block, dip this combination into some ink and then stamp away. Oh, what fun! It creates an abstract smear of streaks and lines – perfect for showcasing a simple sentiment or a bold image. I haven’t seen this technique used since I reentered the stamping world, so I thought I’d give it a try to share it with you.
Easiest step-by-step tutorial on Earth:
Make sure you print this off or write it down. I don’t want you to forget these lenghty steps:
- Grab an acrylic block.
- Randomly wrap some rubber bands around the block.
- Dip the block in ink.
- Stamp the inked rubber bands randomly onto paper.
- Done. Enjoy your masterpiece.
- Oh, wait! Carefully remove and dispose of the rubber bands, and clean your block [and hands (if you missed the word “carefully”)].
Here’s a photographic, still life representation of a rubber band background technique I did with Early Espresso:
Stamp sets: Pursuit of Happiness Papers: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla Inks: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral Accessories: Acrylic Block (I used “I”), Labels Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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