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Posted 1/7/2013 by looser in General Stamping
 

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Posted: 1/7/2013 1:28:56 PM
Many of us have stamps that are less detailed--even silhouette in some cases--than lots of our other more detailed ones.

Every so often I want to use these stamps, but (also) want to add 'detail' to them--rather than using the image 'as is'.

If that's happened to you I would love to hear (& see?) how you've accomplished it.

Note: I'm not looking to physically 'alter' the existing stamp.

Hope you'll share your tips & techniques with us!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 1/7/2013 1:59:11 PM
I immediately think of stamp kissing and marker thumping.

However, I haven't actually ever done stamp kissing.


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Posted: 1/7/2013 2:14:32 PM
Stamp kissing was the first thing I thought of too. Also you can ink the stamp with a multi-colored ink pad and spritz the stamp with water and then stamp to get a watercolor effect. very pretty. Or you can use markers to color areas and do the spritzing and stamping.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 2:44:33 PM
Good tips! Thanks!

Thinking for some images I could make mortise masks of a part of the image so I can vary the stamps I stamp on the whole (original) image. Say doing different 'overstamping' on individual petals of a flower for instance.


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Posted: 1/7/2013 3:05:47 PM
The first thing I thought of was a marbling effect--though I have yet to try this. I guess that would be similar to what Stampwilly was describing---though I was thinking inking up the cart mat and kinda swirl the inks together with maybe a paint brush then pick up the ink with the solid stamp.

Another thought I had that was triggered by your "mortise masking"---but would be perhaps labor-intensive---AND my description is long, so hang with me.........----is "what if" you took one of those adhesive labels you talked about in another thread, Daniel----I believe you mentioned there is adhesive on BOTH sides of the label---well what if you took that adhesive label and stamped your solid image stamp on it using just a basic ink. Then use your punches and punched out some sections or edges. Then I'd fussy cut that solid stamp image out of the adhesive label that you've punched, etc. Then peel off either side of the adhesive label depending on how you want to use it-----if you want to attach the adhesive label to the CS, you'd peel the back of the adhesive label so the stamp will match up where you want to stamp ----OR----- if you want to adhere it to the stamp, you'd peel the front off so the image matches up to the rubber stamp and will have the punched areas exposed to ink up. I am guessing you'd need to take the label off the stamp itself after inking it this way or the adhesive label would stamp too...... This I am now realizing is kinda like kissing stamps together, just you are using your punches to produce the images! I really didn't think it was before I typed this out....

oh well----I'm still going to press the submit button in case this sparks anything for someone else!


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Posted: 1/7/2013 3:45:04 PM
Great tips and great thread! I'm bookmarking this one because sometimes I feel limited to my stamps like this and I don't use them too often.
One way I do use them to get a different look is I will emboss with clear EP and cut out of patterned paper. It kind of makes it like a die cut or a sticker.


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Posted: 1/7/2013 3:54:34 PM
Melissa? I LUVYA! Your posts are so great--very 'stream of consciousness' & I always get something from them--mostly always. keep on keeping on...

Pug. Hadn't thot of your approach! Interesting idea!


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Posted: 1/7/2013 5:31:09 PM
LOL!! Thanks Daniel---I was afraid of "talking" too much to try to explain my thought! so glad you got something from it!

LeighAnn---that is a good idea---I'll have to try that sometime!

LeighAnn's post reminded me of how I took Hero Arts Peacock Feather stamp and made some embellishments with that stamp using EP and chunky EP. I will try to find them tonight and post photos tomorrow----that is if I find them, b/c I remember they didn't turn out like I wanted. I do not think I threw them away or anything, just not sure where I put them....



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Posted: 1/8/2013 10:45:48 AM
Melissa. Your suggestion is indeed interesting. It could work for a material like (wide) doubleface tape. My labels only adhesive on one face, but I have used that side as the stamped one.

What's 'tricky' about the 'solid' stamps I'm working with is that they have 'detail'. I don't want to lose the detail completely, but the tips so far give me places to start.

BTW? 'Labor Intensive' is my strong suit. Not for everyone, but it's how I roll!


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Posted: 1/8/2013 3:07:27 PM
I KWYM Daniel about the solid stamps having detail---which I keeping think could give a cool effect if you are masking part of the solid stamp etc.---kind of a "borrowing" the details for the masked stamp--if that makes sense.

I am wanting to try some ideas---and as soon as I do, I'll post them!



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Posted: 1/8/2013 3:38:17 PM
Gina K had a video on a technique she called the rock n roll technique. You ink the stamp all over with the lighter color ink, then just roll the edges in the darker color.

It is demonstrated in this video around time 6:30.

Here is a photo of someone who used this technique:
Image credit: http://paperfections.typepad.com/paperfections/2012/08/gina-k-designs-july-release-august-inspiration-hop3.html


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 1/8/2013 4:22:49 PM
You could spray the stamp with water to give a watercolor effect before stamping. Or add some distress inks or stains to a craft sheet, and ink the stamp from there, to apply more than one color to the stamp. Then stamp on CS or watercolor paper. You could stamp a solid image in white ink onto Kraft colored CS. Then use colored pencils to color the image.


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Posted: 1/9/2013 11:05:03 AM
Thanks, Heidi for reminding me of the rock n roll technique. I love it and haven't done it in a long time. I also love the idea Pus had about stamping and embossing on pp and cutting out the image. Thanks for all the ideas!

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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:53:19 AM
Here are the embellishments I made last year using my peacock feather solid stamp fro Hero Arts:

feather stamp

The black BG one is straight forward--stamp with black ink and add glitter glue and let dry and then cover with Versamark and heat emboss with chunky EP.

The white one---I am trying to recall how I did it.... lol!...

ok what I remember doing is stamp the feather stamp with versa mark then heat emboss with white EP, then "color" the feathers with ink and wipe any excess ink off the white EP, add the glitter glue for eyes, then after it dries, cover with versamark and heat emboss with chunky EP.

going to upload my stamp experimenting....




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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:10:40 AM
Ok here are my results of some experimenting I did with "what I said"----

Learned, that "what I said" doesn't always work!

solid stamp experiment

So I used my solid stamp with the birds and trees and snow falling (I think it is Hero Arts). And I used my border punch from EKSuccess and punched out of CS a border.

I figured out that if you mask your stamp first and ink on the masking and then remove to ink over everything for the base color, that you end up just covering all the masking you did up---oops!

So I did the reverse--BG first then any masking:

The first photo is my first try---I like this one b/c it's dark, but I don't like it b/c it rubbed off the Brilliance ink (light blue ink)---but now it has grown on me and is kinda cool the "effect" it made!

The 2nd photo is flipping the border punch around and inking from the other direction ---doesn't take off the Brilliance ink, but still have a white "shadow" of where the CS is on the left side when masking.

The 3rd photo is what I did using the stamps inked separately and using my Slice magnetic collar as a stamp-ma-jig. Works but did not line up for me perfectly! Thus I would LOVE to hear what others use for stamp-ma-jigs that WORK if you do not own a stamp-ma-jig product......

The last photo is the result of trimming the border punch CS more and then using distressed inks and sponging on the inks ONTO the stamp itself then spritz with water before stamping. It looks light here and it is a little darker in person but it is still a nice soft look.

If you notice Daniel, I thought the border punch in the last photo looked faded---which made me think of your other posting--but not sure this is what you are thinking for faded though...


Melissa

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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:18:53 AM
Melissa, how fun that you experimented with this. I love the third photo.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 11:11:13 AM
Interesting results, Melissa. TFS!

Yes. Very often 'what I said (think)' ends up not working as planned. For me it's often that I've forgotten about something that affects the process.

One thing I'm already seeing about the stamps I'm hoping to use is that they're not nearly as solid as I first thot. But still would like them to have more 'pattern' on them. Thinking one way to achieve this would be to make a batch of 'pencil' stamps. (I'll share about them later)


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 1/11/2013 9:51:44 PM
What about stamping with paint? Since it is thicker than ink you might lose some of the detail, which if I understand you correctly, you'd be ok with that. You might even be able to scratch a pattern in the paint? Not sure if that would show up or not? I do think the pencil stamps would work well with paint too, stamping on your stamp in a different color of paint.


Cindi



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Posted: 1/12/2013 1:18:09 AM
Fantastic thread! One additional thought is take your favorite pen and draw on the solid image or doodle or handwrite as you desire.

Over the years 2Ps stampers have had many challenges and techniques using solid stamps. I afraid they are not labeled in a manner to easily do gallery searches so I have provided some links as examples of using solid stamps.

Solid foam stamp-kissed with a text stamp. Shading done with distress inks.

More kissing on a solid image foam stamp.

Here I loosely colored image of a reverse image stamp with watercolor pencils.

Here I used a mask here instead of a solid stamp, a stamp could be heat embossed in clear for a resist effect and similiar results.

Stamp solid image on fabric with resist technique. Fabric texture adds detail to the solid image.


...Jan
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