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Old 02-24-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any tips for using the canvas background stamp? I have a dickens of a time getting it evenly applied all over. Tks, Pat
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Old 02-24-2005, 10:02 AM   #2
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When I use my background stamps I always ink them up, them place them rubber side up on the table. Next I lay the cardstock that I want stamped on top of the rubber, place a scratch piece of paper over the top of the cardstock and use either my brayer or my hands to completely "smoosh" over the area.

On the Canvas bg stamp, I tend to ink it up by rubbing the ink pad over the bg stamp side to side, then up and down, then I may go over it again to make sure I don't have any visible lines of ink on the rubber.

Hope that helps!
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There have been several threads about this but I 'm having trouble finding them today. Here's one that you'll not only enjoy but it will also be helpful. Good luck!

http://forums.splitcoaststampers.com...highlight=butt

Here's another

http://forums.splitcoaststampers.com...ght=background
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I recently got a rubber brayer, and I use that to ink up the Canvas BG. Sooo much easier, and no fraying threads around the edges from rubbing the stamp with the pad!
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I had this problem before I got a different stamping table. I was using a folding table, but the center tended to bend just a bit when I put alot of pressure on a stamp.

Now I'm using my old desk...that thing's followed me around since I got it in the second grade! It is very sturdy and the stamps seem to get a better impression when I stamp on it, too!
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I've used the foam brayer. It works great too. But I also take the stamp pad and instead of tapping it onto the stamp like I normally would, I slide it across and then it gets inked up evenly and without those dark lines (don't know how else to describe those!).
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I ink it up with the brayer too. I place the rubber side up, put my card on the stamp. I put a scratch paper on the card and brayer over it. I found I need to be standing to get the right pressure on the brayer. Canvas BG got me addicted to BG stamps.
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I recently got a rubber brayer, and I use that to ink up the Canvas BG. Sooo much easier, and no fraying threads around the edges from rubbing the stamp with the pad!
Dumb question, but when you use a brayer to ink your background stamps, do you use the rubber attachment, or the foam?
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I was at stamp club and the lady sitting next to me was inking up the Canvas stamp by punch the ink pad down on the image like you would if you were doing direct-to-paper. And that's what you will get - an uneven distribution of ink on the stamp, and then on your image.

I suggested a more sweeping circular motion like washing a window, and not pressing as hard. Then stamp by putting the stamp down on it's back and putting the paper on top and rolling a brayer across the paper.

It seems to work much better. The whole idea is to be even and light.

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The only problem with rubbing your stamp pad across you stamp is it will eventually fray.
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Thanks so much everyone for the great tips. I knew you all would come through. I have to admit, the butt stamping method sounds intriguing. I can just picture it! I think I'd be laughing too hard to make it work. ~Pat
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The only problem with rubbing your stamp pad across you stamp is it will eventually fray.
Great tip (thank you) ! And good excuse for me to buy more! LOL I don't do that "sweeping thing" on anything but those pesky background stamps.
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I had this problem before I got a different stamping table. I was using a folding table, but the center tended to bend just a bit when I put alot of pressure on a stamp.

Now I'm using my old desk...that thing's followed me around since I got it in the second grade! It is very sturdy and the stamps seem to get a better impression when I stamp on it, too!
I had the same problem! Make sure you are using a sturdy table......wood tables work best! It made all the difference!
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I recently got a rubber brayer, and I use that to ink up the Canvas BG. Sooo much easier, and no fraying threads around the edges from rubbing the stamp with the pad!
Dumb question, but when you use a brayer to ink your background stamps, do you use the rubber attachment, or the foam?
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I prefer rubber.
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I recently got a rubber brayer, and I use that to ink up the Canvas BG. Sooo much easier, and no fraying threads around the edges from rubbing the stamp with the pad!
Dumb question, but when you use a brayer to ink your background stamps, do you use the rubber attachment, or the foam?
Thanks!
All I have is the rubber attachment. I would think that the foam one has way too much give and would probably get ink all over the stamp instead of just on the raised surface of the image.
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I also use the rubber brayer.
Just found out that Stampin Spots work well, also!
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I say to DEFINITELY use the rubber brayer attachment to ink background stamps. I bought Stipple Plaid almost a year ago--thought I just HAD to have it--and then I hated it because (1) I didn't want it all one color--since it's a plaid--and (2) by the time I'd finish using markers to color it, the ink would be dry where I had applied it first. I used my brayer a couple of weeks ago with a Spectrum pad, and it turned out beautifully! I also laid the card stock on top of the stamp, and I now love this stamp.

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I hosted a workshop where our demo helped us make a card using the canvas stamp, the rubber brayer, and "butt stamping". We turned the stamp rubber side up, ran the brayer many times over the ink, then inked the canvas stamp using the brayer. (Go both directions.) Then we placed the card stock on scrap paper on a piano bench, the canvas stamp down on it, and "butt stamped"! It turned out PERFECT! Hope you find a method that works for you!!

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I've never heard of "butt stamping". But, it sure sounds like fun!!
I just ink my background stamps with the pad, then lay it on the cs, then just press down really hard everywhere. I have to make sure the middle was pressed enough, though. I like the idea of the brayer, though. I'm going to try it next time. Maybe I'll try butt stamping,too!
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I ink my stamp by rubbing with the pad since I am too lazy to get out my brayer. I stamp it with a sheet of fun foam underneath. I use a very sturdy counter top. I give my customers a free sheet of fun foam the forst time they buy a background stamp.
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One of the beautiful things about the canvas BG stamp is that it actually looks good if it's not even. I love the rustic charm it imparts.

But, after reading, (and imagining it in my mind) I have to say I'm gonna give the BUTT method a shot. I do, however, prefer to refer to it as the BUM method.

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