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Monday, February 23, 2009

Fun Foam Stamping Technique Page

I thought it was time for another "Technique Page. It's been a while since I posted one. This one is an oldie but a goodie. And with all the Fun Foam that is being used with the Sizzix dies there is LOTS of scraps to use for this technique!!! I had debated about doing this technique because it is SO old. But then I remembered that there are brand new stampers joining all the time and they need to know this technique too!!! SO here it is!!! Just a note before you read on. A "bulldog" paper fastener is one of those black ones with the silver wires on either side. They were very common last year being used for decorating and holding messages. It really doesn't matter what you use and if you are good with your embossing tool and can avoid chasing the foam around your work surface then you won't need anything at all. It's just for holding the foam in place, nothing more!!!! As for me, I'm a chaser. I tend to tilt my heat tool a bit too much and my item is airborne!!! LOL

Cut your Fun Foam the size of the wood the stamp is mounted on. Clip your foam to a firm surface. A couple of pieces of chipboard together will work just fine.

Have your stamp ready to pick up. Heat the Fun Foam until it curls. You will see it change texture a little. This is a good thing! Immediately press the stamp in the Fun Foam. You don’t need to hold it very long and you will press just a little bit firmer than you do when using ink. The image should be deep enough to see. Cut around the edges with a scissors and affix to your project.

You can ink up your stamp but keep in mind you will need a permanent ink as a water based ink will not dry on the foam.

Thanks SO much for visiting,


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing - I'm a newbie and did not know this technique - can't wait to try it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda, Thanx for sharing this technique. I am an oldie, lol.... and did not know about this one. You are so helpful all the time. Thanx for all the ideas and inspiration you post. I stalk your blog daily. Have a sparkling day!

Unknown said...

I am not a newbie and have not seen this before, thanks for showing us this technique.

Anonymous said...

How cute!! Great technique, Wanda. I'll have to give this a try...maybe some shells to stick to my 88 cent visor...LOL TFS!

Charlene H. said...

It may be an old technique but it's nice to be reminded of it. I have heard of it but have never tried it. I think I just may do that. Your instructions are very clear. Thanks Wanda.