One of my favourite stamp manufacturers is “Darkroom Door”. They are Australian owned and they use quality rubber to make their stamps. I find the Darkroom Door stamps are great to use as they give you a lovely, clear image every time. I think my most used Darkroom Door stamps are the background stamps. They are sized so you can stamp a background for a card in one go but my favourite way to use them is for creating texture on scrapbooking pages and mixed media projects.
I created a border for this page using the new chicken wire background stamp.
To use the background stamp to make a border like this simply hold the stamp so it makes a “u”, roll the curved part of the stamp on a stamp pad then roll it onto the edge of your page starting off the edge and rolling onto the edge as shown in the photo.
I have also used this rolling technique to add the white splatters to this canvas with the Darkroom Door splatter stamp and paint.
I hope this inspires you to get out your background stamps.