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clear stamps...

is there a trick to using them? I notice that the ink beads up and doesn't get full coverage like on a rubber stamp.:confused:

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they always look like they are not covered all the way but when you stamp it, it fills in I guess with pressure. I've drove myself nuts b4 trying to get it all inked too! Try stamping it and see what it does, probably will cover it.

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Yep, Kelly is right and the kind of ink you use really helps too. Dye inks just don't seem to do the same as others. I have the best luck with chalk inks. I really enjoy clear stamps!

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I've only just bought a couple of clear stamps and not used rubber, so i don't have a comparison. I don't have a problem with the coverage on my clear ones though. They must just even themselves out like pp said. Smile

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hmm, i've stamped them and they still seem weird. maybe it is what Angie mentioned...I am using a Dye based ink. I'll try and get some chalk based ink and see if that makes a difference.

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It seems to help if you run an eraser over them. I think it 'roughs' it up a little.

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I use pigment and chalk inks with my clear stamps and they work beautifully.

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"pickle in middle" wrote:

It seems to help if you run an eraser over them. I think it 'roughs' it up a little.

This is what I do!

What kind of chalk inks do all of you ladies use?

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I use pigment inks with mine. I'm a bit bummed I can't use my ink markers anymore with them, but I love my clear stamps more then my ink markers. Smile

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Like Lena mentioned, rubbing an eraser over them helps the ink to stick. You know, I have bought so many different clear stamps and never seem to fun into these issues. :confused: So strange, yet I hear many ppl mention these problems. Do you have an acrylic block? I mount mine to an acrylic block, then ink and stamp.

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"MinaAriel" wrote:

This is what I do!

What kind of chalk inks do all of you ladies use?

I use ColorBox chalk inkpads.

"MommyCB" wrote:

Like Lena mentioned, rubbing an eraser over them helps the ink to stick. You know, I have bought so many different clear stamps and never seem to fun into these issues. :confused: So strange, yet I hear many ppl mention these problems. Do you have an acrylic block? I mount mine to an acrylic block, then ink and stamp.

I don't have the problem often, but I do when I use one certain set of pads I have. They must be just too wet or something. I have SO many acrylic and rubber stamps. I have got to get a big paper and stamp each one one time so I can remember what I have and actually use them!

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"MommyCB" wrote:

Like Lena mentioned, rubbing an eraser over them helps the ink to stick. You know, I have bought so many different clear stamps and never seem to fun into these issues. :confused: So strange, yet I hear many ppl mention these problems. Do you have an acrylic block? I mount mine to an acrylic block, then ink and stamp.

the two sets of clear stamps i have are by Inkadinkado (i think that is what they are called). I do use an acrylic block with them. I will try rubbing an eraser on them and see if that helps any.