Step 3: Practice Stamping on Paper

a practice run of stamping on butcher paper
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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As you get a feel for it, adjust the amount of paint on the stamp and the pressure you're using. "Don't press so hard that you extract every bit of paint—you want it somewhat uneven," says Carter.
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    Tools List

    • craft scissors
      Scissors, to cut the foam material
    • X-Acto knife, to cut out the patterns
    • roller tray
      Small roller tray or plastic plate, to hold the paint
    • artist paintbrush
      Artist's paint brush
    • level
      Level, to create straight guide lines
    • chalk
      Chalk, to draw lines lightly on wall

    Shopping List

    1. Craft foam

    2. White glue

    3. Wood blocks to hold the cut patterns

    4. Paint for both background color and pattern color