Fall Crafting with Laura K. Bray Stamps!

Ahhh, it’s Fall here in Vermont and the trees and weather are just gorgeous!

If you know me, you know I have a leaf obsession! I adore creating and painting leaves. I LOVE fall, it’s my absolute favorite season.

So when I was asked to do a guest designer post by Laura K. Bray    I  was so excited to see if I could create something interesting with her stamps in line with fall!

Waa-laa!!!  I made hand painted magnets!

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These make great gifts for the upcoming holiday gift giving season! It only takes a few steps and minimal supplies to create a very unique gift!

Here’s a quick tutorial to make your own set!

Supplies needed:

  • Laura K. Bray’s “Tea in the Garden Stamp set” Click here to order
  • Dried leaves- press for a few days in a book or in a few paper towels
  • Ink pads
  • Craft paints
  • Heavy duty scissors or XActo knife
  • Paint pens (optional)
  • Paint brush
  • Glue gun
  • Magnets

Step 1:

You’ll need to use heavy duty scissors or XActo knife to cut out these stamps. Once you have them cut, use a clear acrylic block to place stamp on.

Step 2:

Choose your dried leaf, ink pad color and stamp your design on the leaf!

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I also decided to try stamping over a leaf I had painted with 1st layer of color, which this method works well too!

For this step; use your acrylic paint to cover the base layer of the leaf and let fully dry before stamping your design on.

 

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Step 3: after stamping the desired design on, I went back over it with a sharpie pen to make it easier to see the fine lines when painting.

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Step 4:

Filling your leaf in with color!

I did a few methods for this by using paint pens and acrylic paint. Filling in and around the designs with color.

 

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Step 5: After your leaves are fully dry its time to glue your magnets on!

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Here ya go! These are so easy and fun to create! Order your set of stamps so you can get creating now! Click here to Order from Laura K. Bray

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To see more of my hand painted leaves, please visit my Etsy shop * Click Here*

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Happy Fall!

 

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