Monday, February 25, 2008

Stamping on Walls

Happy Monday,

I wanted to share a project I did a short time ago. It's an easy way to add a decorative touch to any room.

We recently re-painted our daughter's bedroom, it's a sage green color. Although from this picture, that's hard to see. Once the room was finished though, it still needed something. I decided to use some stamps to add focal points around the room.

To complete the look I wanted, I used the Two Step Stampin' set Bold Butterfly from Stampin' Up!. (Note that this stamp set is now retired)

To stamp on walls you will need clean rubber stamps, acrylic paint, a paper plate, and a sponge applicator brush. Also keep a wet cloth near by for cleaning the stamps and for touch ups if you make a mistake.

First, put a few different paint colors on your paper plate. You won't need much of each color, plus you can always add more. I used pink, yellow, and white for my images.

Then, using your sponge brush, lightly sponge paint on the solid image stamp. Be sure not to over load the stamp with paint as it will squish and make a mess.

Once your stamp is ready, stamp the image on wall. Be sure to stamp straight and pull off straight, don't wiggle the stamp.

Reapply the paint for each new image and stamp the wall. Allow the paint to dry completely before adding the line image detailing.

Once the solid images are dry. Add paint to your line image stamp and add this detail to the solid images.

This photo is part of the finished wall. A few scattered butterflies to add a touch of whimsy to a little girls bedroom. Give this technique a try! It's easy and fun. This would be a great project to do with a child too. Happy Stamping! :)

9 comments:

Andrea, said...

This is so pretty, what a lovely idea

Denise said...

It is so cute.....love the idea

Jo said...

What a great idea Denise and such a pretty room. That's what I miss about having two boys....no pink!!

Katie Skiff said...

Yay for you!! I was going to do that in my DD's room, but I didn't have that set, and someone gave me some big flower stamps, so I used those. I am so glad you were able to do that!!

April Hall said...

What a great idea!!!!

Elaine said...

This looks great! I have it on my list to stamp my daughter's walls with this exact set, so this is very helpful, thanks!

Erin... said...

you did such a great job with the butterflies!!!

Cindy said...

I have always loved these butterfies, the room looks wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stay snug and warm, Denise, spring is on the way. I know it won't be too long! :-)

Maren said...

WOW! This is fabulous! I love how it turned out! Thanks for the inspiration!