How to do Shadow Stamping

It’s time for a new technique! It’s always fun researching a new technique and presenting it to you. Sometimes, like today, my research takes me to a technique I’ve never seen before. Seeing a new way of stamping, especially for those of us who’ve been stamping for a long time, is very exciting! Shadow stamping isn’t hard and I hope you’ll give it a try.

Example of Shadow Stamping

Shadow stamping is when you use white ink to give the appearance of a shadow. Although it’s traditionally used with white ink, it can of course be done with any color, too.

Video showing how to do Shadow Stamping using the Flower Patch stamp set by Stampin' Up!

In the card above, you can see the flowers stamped in Peekaboo Peach and then a white image over it. Because a card can never have too many layers, I’ve also cut out flowers for the center and adhered them right above the shadowing technique. Why not, right?

Here is a video showing how to do the technique:

 

Tips for Shadow Stamping

  • You will need at least two colors of ink. In my samples, I’ve used a tone-on-tone colors along with white pigment ink.

Video showing how to do Shadow Stamping using the Flower Patch stamp set by Stampin' Up!

  • It doesn’t matter which color you stamp first. The white pigment ink may need a little time to dry so I personally prefer to stamp with the regular ink first.
  • It’s easiest to use photopolymer stamps, but if you have a stampin’ a mig, you can use rubber stamps, as well.
  • If using photopolymer stamps, pay attention to how you put it on the block so that after you clean it, you’ll know which direction your image goes. This can be an issue with flower stamps that look similar on all sides.
  • I like to keep the shadow in the same direction.
  • You card can combine shadow stamping and regular stamping. I think variation is nice.

Video showing how to do Shadow Stamping using the Flower Patch stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I hope you give Shadow Stamping a try. I have an online facebook group where we post pictures of our stamping techniques and one person is randomly picked every month to win a prize. Join us here! We’re a caring group and you will love it.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Flower Patch, One Big Meaning

Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy, Wild Wasabi
Other: Flower Fair Framelits Dies

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