Sunday, July 6, 2008

Rubberstamping 101: Stamping Surfaces

There are many different types of surfaces you can stamp on, including:

1. Cardstock, comes in different weights, and many different textures.
2. Paper, could be patterned paper, or plain old white copy paper.
3. Glossy cardstock: Shiny, glossy cardstock. Alcohol inks work great on this cardstock.
4. Watercolor paper: Specially designed paper for producing great watercolor images.
5. Shrink plastic: These come in generally clear, white, or black. Available at most craft stores. Also known as Shrinky Dinks. Use permanent inks to rubberstamp image, you can use chalks to color in image.
6. Acetate/Transparencies: These are available at office supplies stores. They are clear and normally used for overhead projectors, they are a fairly thick clear piece of plastic.
7. Fabric/Ribbon/Twill: you will need to use the appropriate inks or paints in order for this to be permanent.
8. Metal: Comes in various colors, can be dry embossed in coordination with your stamp.
9. and many other surfaces.

That's about it...good luck!
Debbie Weller

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