Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be joining the design team for Art Foamies, one of my very favourite art products on the market. I’ve used foam stamps in my mixed media art for over 20 years but Art Foamies are a step above what I’d been used to using in my projects and the Art Foamies STAMP BUDDY is one of the main reasons why.
Let me share a quick project with you to show why I’m such a fan of the STAMP BUDDY. I wanted to create a large supply of floral images to use as collage elements in my mixed media art. I decided to test out the STAMP BUDDY to see how many sheets of paper I could fill with stamped images with only one application of paint to the STAMP BUDDY.
Using a palette knife I loaded up the STAMP BUDDY with a variety of colors of acrylic paint until the whole surface was covered.
Randomly using the floral and leaf ART FOAMIES stamps, I started filling up page after page of cardstock. I thought I’d run out of paint on the STAMP BUDDY after about six sheets of cardstock were filled, but, no, it was still giving me great prints so I dug out some more cardstock and kept on going.
As the STAMP BUDDY got a bit drier after filing a dozen or so cardstock pages, I misted it with water and carried on printing. You might not have to do this but I live in a very dry climate and paint often dries too quickly.
I ended up with TWENTY sheets of cardstock filled with ART FOAMIES flowers and leaves and other images! Wow! I was so impressed how the STAMP BUDDY made a small bit of paint go SO far. And now I’ve got 20 pages of images to cut up and use in my art journals, on canvases and in other mixed media projects.
Here are the supplied I used:
ART FOAMIES stamps (assorted flowers and leaves)
Acrylic paints (I used my favourite Gelli Arts ® acrylics)
8.5 X 11 cardstock (white)
Spray mister with water
I can’t say enough about how the STAMP BUDDY facilitates getting incredible prints with ART FOAMIES stamps. It stood up perfectly to the heavy use I put it to, cleaned up in a breeze and is ready for my next project.
Cheers, everyone! I’m off to cut up some of these prints which you’ll see in future posts. Stay tuned!