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Old 02-20-2008, 08:20 PM   #27
lbirus
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Originally Posted by Sibilance7View Post
I tried these tricks and I stamped on my new SU! Whisper White that just came in, and I have to say, it made a HUGE difference! Stamping with the same stamp on my white Walmart paper did not give me as good of an image, so I don't think you can underestimate the importance of the paper you're stamping on. Thanks for all the advice everyone!
I know you'll find the same thing is true for the ink too! SUs classic ink just stamps better than other dye based ink. That's why most of us here use it!
So... it may not be user error at all, just the quality of your supplies.

I don't know if this was mentioned before, but another little trick for a smaller solid image that you don't want to turn over... remember to rub the stamp around to get it "wet" on the surface of your pad (check it to make sure it's all covered) then lightly "TAP, TAP, TAP". This tapping motion brings up the "nap" of your ink and keeps it from showing any lines from the pad.

Then use firm even pressure onto your paper, trying not to rock it. Lift straight up... and voila... beautiful image!
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