Sunday, July 10, 2022

Back to the Basics

EVEN IF YOU'VE BEEN STAMPING A WHILE. If you get those pesky halos around  your stamped image, you need this refresher. Demonstrators find that a lot of stampers like to use more ink than they actually need! 

So Let's get Back to the Basics:

  1. For the best results, turn your stamp over and hold the inkpad in your hand. This gives you more control over the amount of ink and where you lay it. Tap, tap, tap, lightly on the stamp with the inkpad a few times while moving around to cover the rubber completely.When printing your stamp, you'll find that steady, even pressure will give you the cleanest imprint.

  2. Tapping lightly on the stamp is key to avoid over-inking your stamp.

  3. If you take care not to put ink where you don't want it, will make your life much easier. Rocking your stamp will give you edge prints, smudge or echo your print. To much pressure causes some of the same problems.

  4. For a much more crisp, clear image, use Stampin' Pierce Mat when stamping with Photopolymer stamps.

Paper Sushi made a great video about 7 years ago that bears repeating: