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!
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.
Korben, 12 months
Lyric, 34 months
Ada, born sleeping, Sept 2007
Zane, one day on earth, October 2006
It seems to help if you run an eraser over them. I think it 'roughs' it up a little.
I use pigment and chalk inks with my clear stamps and they work beautifully.
DS - Kaelan April 2009
DD - Hailey September 2010 (my VBAC baby)
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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. 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.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10