Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Splitcoast Tutorial: Shadow Stamping

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a fun review of how to create a simple drop shadow - look for lots of tips for color choices and for manual stamping and stamping with a positioner!

I chose to work with a new set from Impression Obsession - Peggy Jo Ackley has an adorable new line of stamps and coordinating dies, and they have been so fun to play with! This one is called Sew Happy. I stamped the dress form on a white "Swatch" from Inchie Arts using Memento ink... my first impression was lined up at the 2-1/4" mark along the top of my MISTI. For the second impression I also used Memento ink (Desert Sand?), moving the matboard down slightly and over to the right about 1/4".

I colored in the shadow outside the original outline with a matching Copic marker, then colored in the first image.

So the dress form didn't look like it was floating, I added some connecting lines from the feet back to the feet of the shadow.

I had watercolored the background panel the other day - it's just done with some of the smaller stamps, stamped randomly on some Canva-Paper.

Hope our tutorial gives you some ideas for shadow stamping!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love this! You make it look so easy...thx for the tips!

  2. Dina, what a beautiful technique, and I love this sewing stamp set. This is a great technique for trying to find the correct shadows for other coloring. Beautifully done with the background using the small images. Hugs! xoxo