Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Anaglypta Stamp

Did you know that anaglypta wallpaper makes a great stamp?  Anaglypta is a Greek term meaning "raised ornament".  Well, that raised ornament is perfect for adding a decorative flourish.

 


That's how I got the faded image you see behind my angel.








Just ink it, like you would a regular stamp.  I actually slid mine across a large stamp pad, because I was using a good size piece.




If you were using a small section, you could just paste it to a board.  I didn't.  I was just careful to lay it down straight, before I stamped it on.

Here's another piece I used it on.



 




 
One more way to add a little flair.

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31 comments:

Kelly said...

I've never seen that done before. I love that kind of wallpaper used on the wall with paint over it and now I see how crafty it can be too! Your plaque and box look great.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Really pretty projects. That's putting good use of odd things to work with!!!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Fantastic idea Rosemary! I love the wall hanging and your decorative box.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

You are soooooo creative!!!!I love that idea, Rosemary:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Brandi said...

Such a clever idea. I love the way your boxes turned out.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

That's really pretty, Rosemary! You always have the most creative ideas.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You are just full of the best ideas. This really is a giant stamp. I have bunches of patterns stashed away somewhere. Looks like I'll be pulling them out.

Heaven's Walk said...

Does your brain ever take a break, girl...??? Where in the world do you get all of your creative ideas??? Holy moly!!! (said shaking my head in amazement). lol!

xoxo laurie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love everything you come up with! My goodness, your brain must be in overdrive all of the time. You are amazing.

~Shanon

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great idea Rosemary! that looks so pretty!

It's All Connected said...

That's such a great idea and I think I still have some of that paper with Greek urns on it. Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Maureen

MONICA LIVAS said...

Great idea! Beautiful projects!

Gail said...

That looks so pretty Rosemary! I have some of that raised paper and was thinking of doing a Christmas project with it. Thanks for sharing and the beautiful inspiration. Enjoy your day, Gail

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Looks great Rosemary! I have some leftover from the dining room! I need to drag it out of hiding! You're so talented and inspiring!

Pamela said...

That is beautiful Rosemary!

Decor & Harmony said...

You have done it once again Rosemary I love this idea :) Have a Happy Wednesday!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, Rosemary! What a *brilliant* idea. I love the projects you did using this stamping process. :D

Anne said...

Rosemary you are a creative genius! ~~~~~~~~Beautiful~~~~~~~~
Love this technique!
xx
Anne

Olive Cooper said...

I detest wallpaper..but that is a lovely use for it. I can never pronounce that word and it makes me giggle:} xo, olive

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So much talent! (You can't see my head shaking back and forth in amazement.) Amazing!

Cynthia said...

Rosemary,

Beautiful piece with a capital B!

Cynthia

Roisin said...

This is really neat. Do you use pigment or dye in for projects like this?

rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

lvroftiques said...

Rosemary leave it to you to come up with this! I just happen to have some anaglypta just like yours! Oh happy day! I can't wait to give this a try. FAA again my friend! Vanna

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE that look!!

Girl, You come up with the greatest ideas. Your mind must just always be going and going.

thanks for sharing it all with us.


blessings
barb

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

What a great idea. Now if only I could find some raised ornament wallpaper with French script on it! You do get my creative juices flowing!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

What a great idea. Now if only I could find some raised ornament wallpaper with French script on it! You do get my creative juices flowing!

ImSoVintage said...

Love this idea :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

wow - so pretty!

Peggy Hale said...

What a great idea Rosemary. Lovely as usual. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So cool!!!