Di's Delightful Creations
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 dry very quickly, but colors will fade
over time. This ink is not used for embossing.
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
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.
Besides paper, and card stock, also try
stamping on transparency sheets, tissue paper,
Shrink-it,vellum paper, and laminating sheets.
Experiment with mixing small amounts of different
colors of embossing powder for fun effects.
Besides embossing on paper, try embossing on
fabric, tile, glass, mirrors, and even terra
To make your own embossing ink, mix 1 part
glycerin to one part water. Brush mixture onto a
dry ink pad.
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
Glitter is not embossing powder, but a small
pinch in powder is a fun effect.
Fill in a design with markers and sprinkle with
clear embossing powder and heat, it looks like
Sprinkle clear embossing powder over a small
print or picture and heat, it acts like a
Use a small paint brush to remove powder that is
clinging to an area you do not want embossed
If a surface is giving you trouble with clinging
powder (in the wrong spots) just lightly rub a
dryer sheet over the surface.