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Old 08-22-2005, 07:38 AM   #1
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I used the Canvas BG stamp for the first time yesterday and had all sorts of problems getting it to ink evenly. Anyone have any tips on this?
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:46 AM   #2
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Best bet is to use a brayer! This is how I ink all my BG stamps now. Then I apply the CS to the stamp rather than the other way around.
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I have better luck using a Stampin' Spot than a big pad. I just go in lines with the Spot and cover the stamp. Personally I think it looks better if it's a bit "imperfect".

Are you sure it's not when you stamp that it ends up uneven? I have to lay the inked Canvas down, rubber side up, and put my cardstock on top of it, then rub.

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I first rub accross my BG stamp with the ink pad and then tap it on the pad...I do not have a brayer. Never thought I would need one until recently and I have tons of ideas and tips for making everyday stamping easier so...now I have one ordered. I do this with either my classic pads or a stampin spot...I had to do a bit of trial and error to learn how to get an even inked image.

I do have to agree that the "imperfect" look is definitely the best way to go and very popular!

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Old 08-22-2005, 12:38 PM   #5
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Rubbing the pad across and then have the stamp sit on it's back with the rubber up set your paper on top and then have a scratch piece of paper like computer paper to gently rub with your fingers or a bone folder. That seems to help for me. It takes a little practice and that particular background seems to be harder for me than the others. Good luck.
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Exactly what she said.
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Best bet is to use a brayer! This is how I ink all my BG stamps now. Then I apply the CS to the stamp rather than the other way around.
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I know alot of people will say not to do this, but it is what works for me. I first tap the ink pad on the stamp, then swipe it across in both directions. Then I put the paper on top of the stamp along with a piece of scrap paper and use the brayer. If I am sitting at the table I will stand up and put the paper under the stamp and press down, but most of the time I am on the floor, so the brayer method is what I use.
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Rubbing the pad across and then have the stamp sit on it's back with the rubber up set your paper on top and then have a scratch piece of paper like computer paper to gently rub with your fingers or a bone folder. That seems to help for me. It takes a little practice and that particular background seems to be harder for me than the others. Good luck.
Exactly what she said. I have found with all of my background stamps that this is the easiest for me.
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I rub my pad on the big stamp and then tap it on nay spots that seem like they are not all glossy. Then I place my cardstock on the stamp, then a piece of scrap paper and pat and rub gently without moving the cs or paper . . .
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Thanks for all of your help. I will get a brayer next order and give that a try. I tapped, I swiped, I rubbed, I tried the stamp facing up and facing down and still didn't like the results. I liked the unevenness of the stamp but didn't like the fact that it seemed I could see where I actually put ink on the stamp. I 'll keep practicing though it is an awesome background.

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So those of your that are using a brayer, are you inking the brayer and then using it to ink the stamp? Or are you using the brayer to press on the cardstock to get better cardstock/stamp contact?
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I run the ink across the stamp and I put the cs on the stamp and rub. I also don't think the canvas stamp is made to be completly stamped on the cs, the gaps give it an atiky look. This is my favorite bs I use it often.
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So those of your that are using a brayer, are you inking the brayer and then using it to ink the stamp? Or are you using the brayer to press on the cardstock to get better cardstock/stamp contact?

I ink my brayer to apply the ink to the stamp, which I place rubber side up on my table. Then I place my cardstock over top, put a piece of scrap paper over top, and rub it with my hand. Works great for me.
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I have been using the bone folder technique... works really really good. I have a brayer, but have not tried that...try the bone folder or a straight edge in the meantine before your next order.
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