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Old 05-11-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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I love the looks I see in lots of work around here, but fail at reproducing such nice looks. Stamps with flowers. The colors for the stems and flowers are different, and I have tried using markers, small ink pads, etc. However I am still not able to get a good sharp look. Anyone here can give me some hints? Perhaps a tutorial?

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Are you trying on silhouette style stamps? I find the best thing to do with those is to use a piece of low-tack tape to cover up the skinny stem area and then ink the flower head with any ink pad you fancy. Peel the tape off and use a marker to ink the stem, "huff" on the stamp to make sure the ink is moist and then stamp.

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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Indeed, the silhouette style is one of them. I will try your technique and see if I can get it right. This skinny stems sure get on the way!

Thanks for the help. Be well

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Great question Miriam! I am new to stamping and wanted to know as well.

Thank you Joanne for helping!
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When I'm using two colours on one stamp and using markers,I often use something like the Stamp-a-ma-Jig and only stamp one colour at a time. Or even stamp twice, if I want to get sharper definition, because with markers it doesn't always stamp as clearly as I'd like.
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Great suggestions above.You could also try masking in this way: covering areas of your page with paper so only part of the stamp prints on it.
If you use a "nice" piece of paper (a circle, square or rectangle shape)to mask the different areas/parts of the page, and one colour on the whole stamp each time you stamp, your masking paper could be used as a matching background and not wasted. Just rotate the masking paper each time you use the stamp until the masking paper looks suitable to use as a background. HTH and makes sense to you.
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The simplest thing to get better images is to color directly on the stamp but go over it several times with the marker so you have a good layer of ink, then huff an stamp. I've masked my images before but I prefer to just color on the stamp.
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I love using Stampin Up markers for this technique. I use the paint brush end and really load up the stamp with ink, going over the areas a few times. You have to work fast! I also think breathing heavily ('huffing') on the stamps works really well to make sure the stamp is moist before stamping to paper. I hope this helps! I made a "Hello Card" last week with this technique. Check out my blog to see...
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