this was a really fun project.
the hardest part is waiting for the puffy paint to dry.
here's a list of what you need:
PLASTIC BOTTLE CAPS: there are variety of sizes.
i used a couple dozen pellegrino caps
cuz my mister drinks about 1 per night.
gatorade lids will work well too (and they're bigger)
PUFFY PAINT: any color will do.
i used a few colors cuz i thought it looked pretty on the caps.
PAPER TOWELS: work great for clean up.
if you don't like your design you can just wipe it off and start over
ACRYLIC PAINT: used to stamp (instead of ink) after the caps dry
i'm not sure how ink will stamp. it depends on how smooth your design is.
i found that paint worked well because i could fill in any areas
that didn't stamp very easily with a tiny brush.
TINY PAINT BRUSH: to apply paint to stamps.
also used to fill in any details you might need to enhance.
EMBELLISHMENTS: you may want to add some more pizzaz
GLITTER * RHINESTONES * GLUE * FELT TIP PENS
SKETCH OUT A GROUP OF MOTIFS: i found simple designs stamped the best.
like hearts stars simple flowers, or initials would work great
i suppose you could draw the design on the cap with a sharpie before you begin, but if you don't follow the line exactly, you will see the sharpie. i found it was easier to freehand...especially if you stick to simple shapes.
SQUEEZE DESIGN ONTO CAP:
i held the cap in one hand and the paint in the other.
shake down all the air in the puffy paint so you don't get any bubbles.
i found it was pretty easy to get a consistent line,
but when i got a bubble i would have to wipe off and start all over.
LET DRY OVERNIGHT: i think about 12 hours of dry time
the puffy paint needs to dry and cure so you can press hard on the stamp.
APPLY PAINT TO STAMP:
use tiny brush to apply the paint to your stamp.
you can do it all one color or use a variety of colors.
PRESS STAMP ONTO PAPER:
figure out where you want to place your design
place and press stamp down. make sure you give it a good press
around the edges to ensure that the whole design in transferred.
use your tiny brush to add details or fill in any missed areas.
that's pretty much it!
if you want to package them. i think the yule log works perfectly.
all i did was wrap the caps in tissue paper like pieces of candy.
and added a heart to front of the log to create a valentines theme
you could also use it for a forest theme with owls and mushrooms etc.
the possibilities are endless!!
anyways, i hope you have fun making these pretty little stamps.
PS: common sense kinda stuff that i want to mention
i really enjoy sharing my ideas here and showing you how i make things, but these projects are intended only for your own personal use...please do not use these tutorials to make things for commercial use or resale.