Sunday, 10 March 2013

Reflective stamping

I watched this great video on Do crafts creativity TV yesterday and i thought i would have a go myself.

Reflective stamping

mount the stamp you wish to use on an acrylic block,  i chose the little boy bunny stamp from the 'somebunny to love' range.

you then cut a strip of card roughly 2 and a half times the height of your stamp...

Then ink up your image and stamp it at the top of the piece of card leaving a 1 cm gap at the top. 

Then you need to do the reflection. Ink up the same image but this time stamp it onto a piece of clean acetate. 

Turn the image over so that the ink is nearest your desk, then turn it 180 degrees clockwise. Place it 1/2 cm under the original image. 

Then while holding the acetate down rub your finger or brayer over the image. when you lift it you will have a slightly lighter but exact copy of the original image.

This is the reflection.... you can now color it whatever way you want and with any medium - so long as you make the reflected image the same colors as the image above and slightly lighter so it looks like a reflection. 

I colored mine with Spectrum noir pens - i added a waterline between the two images. also some black and blue ripples across the lower images. i then mounted it onto black card and its ready to go on a card front. 

Until next time  - - - goodbye and good luck xxx Beth xx


  1. You have done a great job with this technique, I love doing it, we have a stamp set called Lovely as a Tree and it works wonders with this technique, it was the whole reason I fell in love with it! Looking forward to seeing more of your projects :-)