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Posted 1/12/2013 by rosyjazz in General Stamping
 

rosyjazz
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Posted: 1/12/2013 8:04:17 PM
New to scrapbooking/stamping.

I like to use (le plume II) markers either on the stamp or to add color after the print. Can I use a blending pen to make it look better? If so, what am I looking for??

howdyheidi
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Posted: 1/12/2013 9:03:15 PM
Le Plume markers are water based, right? So you could use water to blend them. If you color directly on the stamp, you could color from light to dark, blending colors that way, then spritz water using a spray bottle as little or as much as you want. You could try regular cardstock or watercolor paper and will probably get different results with each and the amount of water.

If you are coloring, I would think you could just use a brush dipped in water to blend.

Maybe you could upload some examples to the gallery here to share with us?


~~Heidi~~

rosyjazz
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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:13:21 PM
Hi,

Ok, I Am going to try and upload two pics.

The rose is from the rubber wood mounted stamp PSX K1636. I only painted the one rose and stem ON the stamp.

The thank rose is an acrylic stamp. A cheap $1 one from Joann's. I painted part of it on the stamp.

RosyJazz Picassa Colored Stamps


yellowcherrios
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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:50:09 PM
rosyjazz the link says "Sorry page not found" when I click on it.

You can upload them to your gallery on Twopeas here by hovering your mouse pointer over "GALLERY" then a drop down window will appear and then click on "Upload Project" at the bottom of the list.

The next page will take you to the first page to upload a project where you "Select Images" which are saved somewhere on your computer. You find the photos/files on your computer and just click on them and they will be added to your gallery. You go through a few more pages where you can leave a description if you like about the project and link tags and products to it also. This would be how you upload projects for challenges etc that we show each other here on the stamping board.

It's pretty easy to upload to your gallery and if you have any questions, we're all here to help!

Can't wait to see your colored stamp image though!!


Melissa

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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:22:56 PM
Ok, done!!!

rosyjazz
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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:33:37 PM
Oh, and I fixed the link - needed to make it public!

djc
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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:47:20 PM
Rosy, your roses are beautiful.

I use Tombow Markers, and they are similar to your Marvy's. I use the Tombow blender pen to pick up color from the marker when I'm coloring. Adding color with the blender pen gives me more control since I get a lighter shade of color with it. Then I can always add more color using the blender pen again or the marker.

When coloring directly on the die, I use the marker, not the blender pen. I find that the first and second stampings usually aren't that great, but as I continue to reink the dye, the image gets better and better. I either stamp directly on the paper or I spray a mist of water above the stamp and lift the stamp through the mist before stamping. It helps to have a heat gun ready to dry the image before the watered ink spreads too far on the paper unless that's the look I'm going for.

Here's Rosy's gallery post.

Daria

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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:32:06 PM
Thanks, Daria.

I am really happy with how the single psx rose turned out. I am very unhappy with the acrylic thank you roses. They as very blotchy to me....I guess I just have to get a marvy blender pen experiment.

howdyheidi
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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:05:36 AM
The rose in your profile picture is done beautifully!

The cheap acrylic stamps do not work well with water based markers or many of the dye ink pads. I have used, but not very frequently, water based markers on photopolymer stamps and it worked just fine. I also love marker direct to rubber, but I almost always use red rubber stamps, and my personal favorite is a silhouette style image, although you've show me that the line art images are also beautiful with this technique!

ETA: PS!!! There are markers that say they are designed for clear stamps, but I haven't tried them! Has anyone else?


~~Heidi~~
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