Monday, June 18, 2007

Stamping Tip: Isolation

I'm sure there is more than one way to to this. When I tried inking only one part of a stamp, sometimes, I'd accidentally get ink on the part of the stamp that I didn't want to ink.

Here is what I do to fix that. ( Yes, I'm still walking around with Dinosaurs and stamping with wood mounted stamps. ... and I like it here



Step One. Clean the stamp thouroughly.







Step Two. Use tape( I use clear gift wrapping tape) to cover the part you don't want inked.







Step Three. Ink your stamp. The tape might get inky, but the stamp won't.




Step four. Remove the tape and stamp.

5 comments:

Trish D said...

Great tip - I usually just grab a scrap of paper from my workspace and slap on a bit of 2 way glue, but the tape sounds much tidier :)

Michelle said...

TFS! I just discovered this idea of using tape, so much easier! Hopefully lots of people will read this and try it.

Jeans inky hugs said...

I love that tip..I've been doing this for a little over a year now.

I think I read about this in a magazine somewhere.

And it does Really Work!!

Heather said...

Oh the tape is easier than scrap paper! Great idea!

Anonymous said...

It's so simple, why didn't I think of that.