Basic Stamping Techniques For Coloring Multi-Image Stamps

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Today I’m continuing on with my series of how to color a multi-image stamp. There are several different stamping techniques that you can do when you want to multi-color a stamp before stamping. Today I’m showing you the Marker Technique.  This may be an old technique for some of you but maybe a new technique for the beginner stamper.

I was asked by a team member how to color or stamp an image when you have flowers and leaves on the same stamp.  She wanted her stamped image to be in different colors but wasn’t sure how to accomplish that task.   This got me thinking that maybe more stampers would want to know how to do this; so that’s why I am showing you a series of ways to accomplish this stamping question this week.  If you have a question about stamping or maybe a technique; ask and I’ll show you how.  Plus, I’ll send you a package of embellishments in the mail for asking to see a specific technique or fold or just a general stamping question.

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How do you do Stamping Techniques with marker’s.  It’s easy but I have a few tips for you.  First you will want to make sure that your stamp has been stamped and cleaned a few times; or seasoned if you will.  This will ensure better ink coverage and your marker ink shouldn’t bead up so much.  Next if it is a photopolymer stamp you will want to make sure that you have the foam pad underneath your cardstock that you are stamping on.  If it is a red rubber stamp you will get a much nicer stamped image.  The final step is to ink your image with the different marker colors that you want.  Once you have inked your entire stamp with the Markers give it a good huff (breathe on your stamps with your hot breath to remoisten the ink); then stamp.  When you do this Marker Technique you will get different results every time.  It will never be smooth all over like an ink pad but will give your stamped image some texture and character.

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The markers that I used on today’s card are the Real Red and Garden Green.  The background paper is once again the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper.  I used the Scalloped Contours Dies to give that nice Scalloped boarder around my stamped image.

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4 thoughts on “Basic Stamping Techniques For Coloring Multi-Image Stamps

  1. Sharon Smith says:

    Thank you so much for the painted poppies technique. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I would really love if you could demonstrate how to create a slim line Christmas card.
    Thank you, Sharon Smith

  2. Glenda says:

    Hi Sharon, I will be more than happy to show you some slim line Christmas Card ideas. Stay tuned next week! Thanks so much for sending in your suggestion. I would like to send you a package of jewels; but will need your address. Email Me with your Snail Mail address. Thanks so much!

  3. Maria B Tomlin says:

    I have used this technique before and it works well. What I would like to see is after you stamp an image, how you color it in with shading. I never know where the darker and lighter colors should go. Do you have any tips for that?

  4. Glenda says:

    Hi Maria, That is a very good question and one that I’m not so good at. This type of coloring has to do with watercoloring and using the blends and such. I will try my best and give you the tips and tools I’ve learned along the way as best I can. Look for these suggestions around the week of November 7th. I am focusing on 1 question a week with suggestions, cards, tips and techniques for the entire week. Send me your snail mail address and I will send you a package the week of your question. Thanks for the suggestion and making me work outside of my comfort zone. 🙂

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