1. Choose your photos and 12” x 12” Scrap Pad
2. Cut out photos out in desired shapes, cut out corresponding cardstock pieces in the same shape and approximately ¼” larger around the edges to provide the photo border. A stencil template for cutting is not necessary, but can be helpful.
3. Tape the cutout photo on the center of the cutout cardstock with your two-sided tape.
4. Open the package of DelightTM air-dry modeling compound. Break off a piece of the Delight and roll it between your hands to approximately the size of a golf ball. Be sure to keep unused portion of DelightTM sealed in a Ziploc® plastic storage bag so it can be used later and doesn’t dry out.
5. Place the ball of DelightTM between two sheets of wax paper and flatten it with a hard cover book or the back of a large wooden rubber stamp until it is about 1/8” to 3/16” thick. Repeat as needed so you have enough flattened compound for all the rubber stamp images you want to do.
6. Peel off top sheet of wax paper to expose the flattened DelightTM. Using the rubber stamps and Ranger Archival Ink of your choice, gently stamp your inked stamp onto the flattened DelightTM.
7. Carefully cut the DelightTM around the stamped image taking care not to smear the fresh ink
8. Let the stamped image dry for a few hours.
9. Color your semi-dry DelightTM stamped images as desired with paint, markers or stamp ink. Q-tips can be used to daub on soft highlights.
10. After coloring highlights, allow DelightTM stamped images to dry completely for at least 24 hours. Turn the pieces over occasionally to be sure that both sides of the modeling compound dry evenly. This will help minimize any warping that may occur.
11. When DelightTM stamped images are completely dry, tape as desired to your scrapbook page.
Helpful hints when working with Delight™ air dry modeling compound
Scissors can be used to cut the Delight™, but an X-acto knife or blade may work better for small detailed cutting.
When drying flat pieces of Delight™, allow the pieces to partially dry, then put a flat object on top as the drying completes to minimize warping.
When working with Delight™ air dry modeling compound, be sure to have clean hands and a clean work area.
Delight™ tends to pick up dirt, lint, hair, etc. and it is especially visible with the white compound.
Be sure to keep unused portion of Delight™ sealed in a Ziploc® plastic storage bag so it can be used later and doesn’t dry out.
Krylon Make It Acid Free spray can be used if needed for scrapbooks.