Nathalie Kalbach recently sent me her Versailles Art Foamies, available on her blog, see links below) and this week I got busy with a long piece of brown paper bag, the Art Foamie and paint. Thank you Nathalie!
I cut the bag down along one side and then around the bottom. I cut the length of the bag to 30" wide by 12 1/2" high for my book project. That tutorial and video is coming soon!
Art Foamies come packed with a stamp buddy. The Foamie itself is dense black foam and the Buddy is a light weight foam that will be used as your stamp pad. The Buddy allows you to create multi-color images with acrylic paint. This is super cool because you can so easily get repeatable multi-colored images on your project. Oh yeah. Patterned fabric.
The first thing to do is stamp up your Art Foamie with Black Archival (or any permanent ink) and print it on the Buddy.
Once you have the guide image on your Buddy, it's time to load it with paint.
I used palette paper and a chunk of a credit card to lay out my three colors of paint on the Buddy. Gently work the paint into the foam. I used yellow in the center, blue around that and finally red on the edges. It may seem like you are using a lot of paint but I got more than 25 stamped images with the same loaded Buddy.
The Versaille Art Foamie has a positive and negative stamps included. I didn't use both of the stamps together in this project. I love the idea and look forward to trying that. All products used below the video. Included in this list are some my favorite primaries and metallics from Golden. Their paints are a dream. Yes, they are more expensive but they give you a lot of mileage. I thought some of you might be interested.
Of course, use what you have. Enjoy the video!
Edit: 4/22/17: Jen asked a great question in the comments below about the possibility of the acrylic paints drying out. Check out her question and my answer.
Some Affiliate links used. I get a percent of the sale with no cost to you.