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Posted 12/15/2012 by scrapbookqueen8387 in General Stamping


PeaNut 424,310
May 2009
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:35:12 AM
Ok...I know that this is going to be a weird question, but I've got to ask it. How do you all get different colors on your rubber stamps? I've tried using a water brush, but it only seems to work well with my acrylic stamps. This particular stamp is a poinsettia..the berries in the center are solid, so whatever the outline color I use it'll be the color of the berries. I spent an hour last night stamping the image in red and then retracing the outlines with a black gel pen. Any ideas?


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PeaNut 541,181
January 2012
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:57:04 AM
There are stamp markers that I use if I want to color on the stamp itself. I like Mementos stamp markers: stamp markers

Sometimes I use the corners of my dew drop inks to color stamps, but the markers are easier to work with in small areas.

I do not believe you are asking about changing color over the entire stamp, but encase you are: if I just want to have different colors transitioning to another color, inks that are like the Kaleidacolor inks work well for that effect. Kaleidacolor inks These ink pads give this effect on the owls and sentiment stamping Nora did on her card: Nora's card using Kaleidacolor inks



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Posted: 12/15/2012 10:51:06 AM
Echoing, Melissa, but adding...

if you mask off the center 'berries' (bit of masking tape to cover), you can load the stamp with your red pad. Then remove the tape & color the berries with marker. Remember to 'huff' the loaded stamp before you stamp it on the paper.

Without seeing the stamp, I'm not sure why you need to outline (black) areas, but a fine-tip marker/pen is what I use. HTH

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Posted: 12/22/2012 2:07:52 AM
Stampin' Up! have markers that you colour the image in various colours. Can you upload an imag so we can see? It's hard to tell without knowing wht the image looks like.

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Posted: 12/27/2012 6:35:09 AM
I use the Stampin' Up! markers. "huff" (breathe) on the stamp just before pressing onto paper to rewet the ink.

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Posted: 12/30/2012 7:58:06 AM
I use Tim Holtz distress markers. They match his ink pads so thats really nice. Plus there are a lot of colors to choose from.

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