Project Ideas

Four ways to use your digital stamps:

1. To incorporate into a mixed media project: start by printing out your black and white images. If you’re using an inkjet printer, heat set them first with your heat tool. Then brush on clear acrylic medium and let dry. Tint images with Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels, cut out and glue onto a textured, painted background.
2. To make this digital card: open your hat image in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. With the Brush Tool, apply each color on a separate layer in Multiply Blending Mode. Then merge layers, edit with the Ellipse Tool and choose a complimentary background. (The Learn Digital Scrapbooking DVD packaged with Photoshop Elements 8 has some great designs.)
3. To turn a vintage stamp into a piece of art: print your image on a sheet of scrapbook paper and color with Copic Markers. If you’re using an inkjet printer, heat-set the image with your heat gun before coloring. You can also print images on transparency film and then layer over a decorative sheet of paper. Great for altered books.
4. To make this simple card: print your hat image on a sheet of scrapbook paper with a muted design. Then use colored pencils for a soft, vintage look.