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Old 02-01-2020, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hi card makers...whenever I make a card with human figures in it I have always used alcohol ink markers to color in various skin tones.  But I just bought a stamp set that has a person with bare arms, legs and face. It's a layered stamp set that stamps in the skin color in solid form and not just the outline that I could color in with markers.  

Can anyone recommend a stamping ink pad brand that has good skin tones? Ideally I need 3 coordinating colors (light, medium and dark) to layer in the base and two levels of shading.

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Hmmmm, you could consider using dye-based markers to color directly on the rubber or photopolymer stamps.  Maybe blush, plus some pale neutrals?  
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Could you try stamping in a barely there color and then coloring over it?  
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Thank you, great minds think alike lol.  I used linen-colored paper and stamped the figure in solid white then colored over the figure using an alcohol marker.  It worked!  I left the post open because I'm still trying to find a nice skin toned ink pad.  Thank you so much for your suggestion!

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To Texas Granny, I thought of that but the figure is quite large (filling a 5x7inch card so I thought it would be too difficult to get a smooth image by trying to use my alcohol markers to color the stamp.  Still, I think that would be a great idea to try because that's a great idea, thank you!

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Hi card makers...whenever I make a card with human figures in it I have always used alcohol ink markers to color in various skin tones.  But I just bought a stamp set that has a person with bare arms, legs and face. It's a layered stamp set that stamps in the skin color in solid form and not just the outline that I could color in with markers.  

Can anyone recommend a stamping ink pad brand that has good skin tones? Ideally I need 3 coordinating colors (light, medium and dark) to layer in the base and two levels of shading.

Thanks for your input! 

Oh, that's a tough one. I have trouble with the layered stamps, even though I've seen beautiful results from designers. I never seem to have the right gradations of color, and skin tones would be especially hard. I'm sure that some company must have tones in peach or tan that would work. Who makes the stamp set? Maybe they have a design team that's demonstrated with that set and can steer you to the ink pads they used
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Check Altenew for their sets of ink pads and cubes for layering colors. I saw that they have a Delectable Delights set that might work for skin.
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To Texas Granny, I thought of that but the figure is quite large (filling a 5x7inch card so I thought it would be too difficult to get a smooth image by trying to use my alcohol markers to color the stamp.  Still, I think that would be a great idea to try because that's a great idea, thank you!
You're welcome.  Sometimes it's good to remember that it's all just paper & ink.     Also, closely "huff" your moist breath onto the markered stamp to remoisten the ink.  Best wishes.
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Altenew has beautiful pale tonal ranges that I think would work - you can get the cubes inexpensively and test!

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I used Altenew’s “Blush” ink to stamp a skin tone recently and was happy with how it looked.  
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There is a Copic marker # E00 Skin White that is perfect.
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