To give your piece added depth, add more stamps with
darker paint: After your wash has dried, dab your stamping
materials in thicker, darker paint and press onto the paper.
As we know in graphic design,
repetition is your friend, so I’m
stamping with my little circle
stamp again. You can do this with
or without the matte medium,
depending on whether you plan
to paint over it again.
Overlap your shapes for a nice
random texture. Let everything
dry thoroughly. You won’t see
much of your stamped images yet.
Paint over the piece with a darker
wash. Now you will see your
stamped images appear because
the matte medium acts as a resist.
Try stamping with other things
you ﬁ nd around the house. Here
I’m using a spongy drawer liner
that has a nice grid pattern.