Does anyone know how to use larger, solid clear stamps so that the ink does not look blotchy or uneven when stamped. I tried to place a foam pad under my work, I washed the stamps in soapy water. I…Continue
"If those were pears, they look real that way. I use clear stamps all the time, try using regular ink, and lay the stamp face up, and then ink over them, sometimes inking this way insures that you get full coverage, rather than applying ink by…"
"I agree. The new Memento inks seem more "watery" and have more bubbles. When stamping a sentiment, I usually use Versafine ink. It's stickier and will do fine detail much better than Memento inks. I'm hoping, though, that with…"
"You might try using one of those white, good quality erasers and rubbing it over the surface of the stamp. It leaves a thin film and helps the ink to coat it better. I have tried it with smaller stamp images and it works fine.
"When I use colorbox the stamp works better, I get a much more solid impression. I think I have to buy more ink pads and buy the colorbox brand. I tried stamping off because the ink bubbles up - but then there is not enough ink to make the next…"
"Thank you so much for all the answers. The ink is already in a blotchy form on the stamp. So far the only way I can avoid this is to rub the stamp on the ink pad - but then I get rubbing lines in the finished impression. I have tried every piece of…"
You say you are stamping on foam layers. Have you tried using something a bit firmer like a mouse mat or a thickish piece of cardboard? It could be the surface you are stamping on that's the problem - ie too soft?
"I was having a hard time w/ the penguin stamp(and cheap paper) and got the bright idea to use the Gina K 120 lb white card stock and then WOW problem solved. It stamped sooooo much better on the 120 lb. Lesson learned, weather it is rubber or…"
"Thank you everyone for answering my question. I tried all of the techniques, but I was afraid to sand the stamp. What worked for me was dragging the stamp across the stamp surface to get and even color. Sort of like smoosh the stamp like in…"