Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #308 April 18th 2012
Faux Patina  
New tutorial author Angie Reach will show you how to create a faux patina effect.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Embossing folder
  • Dye ink
  • Sponges
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Karen asked:"I've heard that using Stazon cleaner on unmounted rubber stamps is not a good thing. Is that true? If so, how do I clean Stazon ink from these stamps?"
    A: There's no difference between unmounted rubber and mounted rubber. You might not want to get Stazon on the cling side of the stamp, because it's a solvent ink and may make the cling less effective.

    They can be cleaned with any normal stamp cleaner like Stampin' Mist or Ultra Clean, but always clean them while they are still on the block, so that the cling side doesn't get any chemicals or cleaners on it.

    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Kathy has a suggestion for the Herringbone technique: "In the past I used a similar technique and doublesided sticky carpet tape works if you don't have a Xyron machine."

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