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RUBBER STAMPING



PIGMENT INKS
Pigment inks stay "wet" longer than dye inks. Pigment inks do not work well on glossy papers unless you are going to emboss the image.

DYE INKS
Dye inks dry very quickly, but colors will fade over time. This ink is not used for embossing.

MARKERS
Markers can be used directly onto the rubber stamps for colorful stamped images. Avoid permanent markers, they will damage the rubber stamp. Use markers to color stamp and then breathe onto stamp to re-wet the ink. Stamp image.

CLEANING STAMPS
Stamps should be cleaned after each use. Use a commercial stamp cleaner or a mild detergent. If the stamp is mounted on wood, do not allow wood to soak. Clean only the image. Allow stamp to dry thoroughly before storing.

STAMPING SURFACES
Besides paper, and card stock, also try stamping on transparency sheets, tissue paper, Shrink-it,vellum paper, and laminating sheets.

EMBOSSING HINTS
Experiment with mixing small amounts of different colors of embossing powder for fun effects.
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Besides embossing on paper, try embossing on fabric, tile, glass, mirrors, and even terra cotta pots!
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To make your own embossing ink, mix 1 part glycerin to one part water. Brush mixture onto a dry ink pad.
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Use dark inks with opaque powders, non-tinted with others, but never use gold pigment with gold embossing powder,it dulls the gold in finished design.
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Glitter is not embossing powder, but a small pinch in powder is a fun effect.
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Fill in a design with markers and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat, it looks like stained glass.
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Sprinkle clear embossing powder over a small print or picture and heat, it acts like a lacquer.
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Use a small paint brush to remove powder that is clinging to an area you do not want embossed
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If a surface is giving you trouble with clinging powder (in the wrong spots) just lightly rub a dryer sheet over the surface.

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