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Old 11-19-2012, 06:57 AM   #17
Angelnorth
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Originally Posted by Rachelrose View Post
Is it me? Or is it that I am using cold press? Does anyone else have trouble with fine detail stamps on WC paper? I'm starting to think I live in a parallel universe, where none of the regular rules apply.
Fine detail needs a really smooth surface - anything other than hot press is probably not going to give you what you need with a detailed stamp. I've attached a couple of samples of things I've done with hot press paper that are stamps I'd consider too detailed to stand much chance on cold press so you can maybe do a mental comparison with stamps you're using. I used Versafine ink for these.

One thing you could try is to put something slightly cushy under the paper before you stamp (e.g. a sheet of fun foam, old mouse mat) and make sure you make really good, firm contact all over the surface of the stamp. It might just help but I'd be investing in some hot press paper, to be honest!
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