Okay this might sound really dumb, but? (stamping help needed)

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Honey3.14's picture
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Okay this might sound really dumb, but? (stamping help needed)

I'm just finally realizing how much more there was to scrapbooking and to say I am in total overwhelm is a bit of an understatment. I think with my paychecks from my weekend job, I'm going to be buying a lot of stmps, but I have a really odd question. Well it may not sound odd to those of you who have been stamping but to me it is. I have been looking through a number of blogs and it seems that the stamps are multi colored. How? Is this the ink or are people just using black ink and coloring and if so, how?

Please help.

~Mel~'s picture
Joined: 07/30/06
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I don't know a whole lot about stamping myself yet, but I think there are stamp pens you can use to "color" the stamp.

gaidinsgirl's picture
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yep, pens is what I use. I use Stampin' Up Markers. Here is a site about how to do it.

Click here

There are lots of brands of the markers though.

The markers I use look like this

http://stampinsars.blogspot.com/2007/04/marker-tips-and-tricks.html

heathera212's picture
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I just used my first stamp today!

captainswife's picture
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that's not a dumb question at all. Or maybe I just think that cuz I was just wondering the same. LOL

MommyMish's picture
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There are a couple different ways to add color to stamps.

You can use stamp pens to color different parts of the stamp different colors. (My sil taught me that if you do this... after you color all of the stamp, kind of heavily breathe on the stamp to give the ink a little moisture.)

Another way that you can add color to a stamp is by coloring it in after with colored
pencils. If you want a sort of whimsical, watercolor look, get a blender pen and wipe it over the colored area. You can also just color along the edges and use a blender pen to smear color throughout the stamp. If you don't have a blender pen, you can use a paintbrush. Color some color (with a colored pencil) onto a scrap sheet of paper. Then wet your paintbrush (slightly... not dripping wet) and run it through the colored area. The color will load onto your brush and you can paint it onto your stamped image.

I won't have time until next week earliest... but I can try to take pictures of this process if you'd like.

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I have never thought about doing different colors...never seen it either. I need to look into that b/c I am into stamps now. They are so stinking easy and I fell in love with clear ones!

Honey3.14's picture
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Sadie, whats the difference between clear and rubber ones? Do they stamp better or it is easier to see? And what's with the alignment trays. I can use all the help I can get.

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"Honey3.14" wrote:

Sadie, whats the difference between clear and rubber ones? Do they stamp better or it is easier to see? And what's with the alignment trays. I can use all the help I can get.

Clear ones are much easier to see. The mounting block is to secure it. It's more like a handle. They all stick to it. I messed up on a few letters I was stamping, and since I had the clear ones, I could re-stamp it with ease. The rubber ones are good too. The only problem is if you re-stamp it, it's really hard to get it perfect. I wouldn't say they stamp any better though, but much, much easier to see. HTH! Biggrin

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Stamps are one way I won't go! LMAO You are right, money is burnt when it comes to scrapbooking and stamps can get costly. Good Luck and I can't wait to see some work!!! Smile

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I've found that I get better saturation with the rubber stamps versus the clear ones. I bought several clear ones and while I like them, I find that sometimes the lines are a little spotty. Stampin Up has a stamp positioner that gets the stamp RIGHT where you want it! I went to a party and was not a stamper before but after seeing the positioner in use it is my next purchase. I don't remember how much it was but it didn't seem like a lot.

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I love clear stamps for the visability when stamping.

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