Hi Bloggers, Lisa Pace here. Today, I'm going to share a little tip/secret. One thing I love to do with my Maya Road stamp sets is use them as background stamps. How do I do this you ask? Well, I leave the stamps on the backing as they come packaged, shown below.
I peel back the cover, ink all the stamps then press the stamps onto my project. If I feel I might not be getting solid pressure on all the stamps I carefully place a large clear acrylic block on top of the stamp set and continue to press down. Adding the acrylic block on top guarantees even pressure on all the stamps.
I think the Ornate Vintage Butterflies stamp set makes a gorgeous conservatory background. You can leave the stamped images simply as they are or color them in with inks or markers.
The banner page above shows how I used the You've Been Framed stamp set as a background stamp. Oh and here is another little tip, once you stamp the background rotate the stamp set to create an entirely different backgound for another background image. This banner has four pages and all the backgrounds look different from simply rotating the stamp set.
This altered page from the Scallop Square Basic Album has the Ornate Vintage Butterflies stamped on top to create a background. On the ATC Coaster page I used the Art Journaling Words stamp set to create a background image that works perfectly for my altered butterfly.
I hope this gives you new ideas for your Maya Road stamp sets. Using them as a background is like an added bonus to your stamp sets.