Si­monne’s hints & tips

Si­monne’s handy guide will help you to get the most out of lay­ered stamp­ing

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Knowhow Stamping -

Stamp po­si­tion­ing tools such as the MISTI or the Tim Holtz Stamp Plat­form are re­ally help­ful when us­ing lay­er­ing stamps as they al­low you to per­fectly place each stamp for each stamped layer. Sim­ply place the un-inked stamp onto the pre­vi­ously stamped im­age, close the lid of the stamp po­si­tion­ing tool to pick up the stamp, open the lid, ink the stamp and then close the lid again to stamp the im­age.

Most of the main im­ages have three lay­er­ing stamps, but why not ex­per­i­ment by omit­ting some of the lay­ers? For ex­am­ple, I only used the top two lay­er­ing stamps for the Christ­mas or­na­ments card as I wanted the re­flec­tive shine to be white rather than a lighter colour.

Lay­ered stamp­ing works well with any type of ink. Dye ink dyes the pa­per and is quick dry­ing, so you won’t need to wait be­tween lay­ers. As pig­ment ink sits on top of the pa­per, you will need to wait for it to dry be­tween lay­ers, or use a heat tool to dry it in­stantly. If you find you don’t have enough shades of one colour of ink to cre­ate the dif­fer­ent lay­ers of stamp­ing, try us­ing the ‘stamp­ing off’ tech­nique to cre­ate a lighter shade of ink. Sim­ply ink up your stamp, stamp it once onto some scrap pa­per to re­move a layer of the ink, and then stamp it im­me­di­ately onto your project with­out re-ink­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.