After some ‘technical issues’ I’ve finally managed to get here.
Today’s technique uses our Stampin’ Write Markers to ‘ink’ up stamps. These markers are water based compared to the Stampin’ Blends which are alcohol based. Markers are great to use when you have an image that requires multiple colours and is too hard to ink up using ink pads. By applying the markers directly to the rubber you can achieve multiple colours on the one stamp before stamping it onto your cardstock.
Here I’ve used the large floral image from Forever Blossoms (page 68 AC) which has three components – stem, leaves and flowers. This would be too hard to ink up with three different coloured ink pads and not get the colours overlapped.
Stampin’ Write Markers are dual tipped – they have a broad brush tip for colouring and a fine tip for writing. For the direct to rubber technique you want to use the broad tip. Always your the side of the tip to apply the ink to the rubber. This will help keep the tip from breaking down.
I started by colouring in the leaves with Old Olive then the flowers with Blackberry Bliss and finally the stems with Soft Suede. Now don’t laugh at this next tip – it’s an important step in this technique. Before you stamping your image onto your cardstock you need to ‘huff’ on the stamp to remoisten the colours – this will give you a good image.
The floral image has been die cut with the coordinating Cherry Blossoms die. The Blackberry mat has been die cut with the Tasteful Labels die and then dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Forever Fern stamp set (page 110 AC) . I wanted the flowers to have a bit of a ‘sparkle’ so I applied some Wink of Stella which actually drew some of the colour of the outline giving the flowers a light colour. The final set was to add some ‘bling’ – here I’ve used the Champagne Rhinestones.
Well I hope this has shown you a new way to use your markers – they’re not just from colouring directly onto cardstock.
Well that’s all for now. Until next time …