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Posted 1/7/2013 by rosyjazz in General Stamping
 

rosyjazz
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Posted: 1/7/2013 12:42:38 AM
I just bought (on ebay) the PSX Hybrid Rose. I'd ideally would like to use the stamp without the text...how do I cover that portion and only stamp the rose?

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:22:33 AM
Hi rosyjazz,

I would just cover the text with a small piece of masking tape, ink the stamp, and then (hopefully remember to) remove the tape before stamping.

I don't know if this is the best method, but it works fine for me.

HTH!


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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:59:49 AM
I would do what Christin said.


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Posted: 1/7/2013 8:19:28 AM
you can color only the rose part with a waterbase marker. just huff on it before you stamp. i have colorbox petal point stamp pads and i find that i can usually use the point end to get ink only where i want it.


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Posted: 1/7/2013 10:51:13 AM
I 'ditto' both Christin & Beady. AND... You can permanently alter the stamp, too.

I have several images that I knew I wouldn't use 'as is'. Usually ones with text. I simply cut off (& save) the part I'm not going to use on a regular basis. While surgically removing parts of a stamp die is easiest with unmounted rubber, it can be done with mounted/cushioned as well.

I have also found it useful to cut some images into parts--like some flowers & leaves. I keep all the parts together in a baggie, but it gives me great freedom when I just want one element of a particular design. When I want the original whole I just reassemble on my acrylic block.


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Posted: 1/7/2013 11:33:40 AM
I do the same thing beady does OR if it is something very small, I stamp the whole thing. Use a wet Q-Tip to remove the unwanted portion. Huff on the stamp, then stamp.

I have also been known to permanently cut off something I knew I'd never want. I might keep it JUST in case but cut it off.

ESPECIALLY if it is text, I'd cut it off. If it is a clear stamp, REALLY easy to use. If it is a rubber stamp on a block, cut off the text. If it is something you might use later, mount it and use on a stamp block!


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