Julie is here to show how to get more mileage from your stamps using the kissing technique!
Hello, there! Julie on the blog today to share a fun technique for adding texture and pattern directly to your solid stamps!
- This technique can be done with most types of inks, however, if using “juicy” water-based dye inks, you may want to absorb excess ink from the ink pad surface using scrap paper or clean paper towel, to reduce slippage.
- You can use a clean detail image to “lift” color from a preinked solid stamp OR you can ink your solid stamp with the lighter/lightest ink color, then transfer the detail images using darker/darkest ink colors.
- Experiment to find color combos that give you the best results.
- Clean AND dry stamps thoroughly in between impressions to paper and/or switching ink colors to avoid cross contamination of ink pads. I like to use two shammies; one for cleaning ink off the stamp and the other for drying it.
- When working with solid stamps, it helps to have a cushioned work surface to get complete, crisp impressions. In some instances slightly rocking larger solid stamps can also help (larger solid stamps have a larger surface area, and can sometimes need additional pressure to ensure contact with the paper across the entire surface area.)
- White paint splatters on the card surface need to be completely dry before assembling; if you don’t have time to allow air-drying, apply a clean paper towel over top and press down carefully to absorb excess paint—avoid rubbing so you don’t smear paint around.