|Posted: 2/13/2013 1:52:24 PM|
I have just started stamping and would love to learn more. Are there tutorials I can see/watch that will help me learn more. I just got few clear stamps & I love them!!
SO every time I use the stamps should I be cleaning them afterwards???
The Craft Curmudgeon
|Posted: 2/13/2013 2:04:06 PM|
LOL! First question's answer?... Yes.
2nd question's answer? Not necessarily. I have mostly rubber, but also clear and clean them only if I absolutely 'need' to.
|Posted: 2/13/2013 2:12:04 PM|
Just get a tub of baby wipes (costco brand is really good-- not too linty) and wipe them off with that. Only rarely do I do more than that.
Welcome to the stamping board!
I would recommend watching the free Videos on Two Peas, and there are tons on Youtube. Gina K (StampTV) is a good channel for beginners because she explains everything. Most stamp companies have a youtube channel too.
Be sure to see the Sticky Thread above (Welcome and About Stamping Events).
|Posted: 2/13/2013 2:28:23 PM|Hi, welcome to the board!
Check out this thread that is usually toward the top of the threads:
Welcome and About Stamping Events
You'll find links to free past classes here at Two Peas and other helpful links. Jennifer McGuire's classes are wonderful.
I agree with Heidi about the Gina K videos; Hero Arts is another place you can find tutorials for absolute beginners.
|Posted: 2/13/2013 3:36:42 PM|
Welcome to Stamping!
In addition to the great ideas above you may want to do an internet search for the manufacturer of your stamp. Many of them have blogs and there you can search name or product number to see if there are any inspiration photos that use your stamps.
Loc: Kamloops BC Canada
|Posted: 2/14/2013 12:38:08 PM|
Welcome to the wonderful world of stamping. I am sure that you will find lots of inspiration and tutorials on different blogs as well as this site.
|Happy Stamping and Creating
Karen - Love what I'm doing, Doing what I love
Loc: South Carolina
|Posted: 2/14/2013 6:17:38 PM|
Welcome to stamping and our board! I know you will find lots of tutorials and ideas here on the board and in other places. That is what I did when I got into stamping. I had so much fun learning so many new things!
|Posted: 2/15/2013 10:32:47 AM|Awesome! You will love stamping! I love the sense of accomplishment from completing beautiful projects!
You can clean your stamps as you go for less staining, but most inks will clean off easily even after sitting for a time. Some inks like StazOn require special cleaners for good results.
(I have an article on my blog 'getting started' and video tutorials too.)
|Posted: 2/15/2013 12:22:11 PM|thank you ladies It all looks very exciting. I will check out the links suggested.
Guess What? Tiki Butt!
Loc: Orange County, California
|Posted: 2/17/2013 8:37:18 AM|
Yay! How exciting! Stamps are such a great tool. I think you're going to love it!
|Posted: 2/21/2013 8:31:24 AM|Welcome to the colorful world of stamping!
Yes. You should always clean your stamps. I use My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber and Spritz Cleaner. I couldn't believe how much cleaner my stamps were. It was amazing! The spritz cleaner works best for pigment dyes, not archival. If you are using archival inks then I highly recommend using Stazon Cleaner with the Stamp Scrubber.
As far as techniques on stamping CTMH TV has some great stamping technique videos like generation stamping, over stamping, how to kiss with stamps, the stamp behind the mask, and more.
|Posted: 2/22/2013 10:16:29 AM|Thank you so much. There is SOOO much to learn & experiment. I am giddy with excitement I bought some Archival inks & some baby wipes and did some stamping on my last LO!! I want to make some cards now