Custom Pad Multi-color Stamping with Reinkers (otherwise known as the advanced Babywipe Technique) is the last segment of my 5 part series on multi-color stamping. This is not an exhaustive series, and I might revisit these topics again at a future date, but I hope the information I have shared has helped you successfully add color to your stamping.
The basics for this technique:
Fold baby wipe into 3-4 layers and place on paper plate. Stamp your chosen image onto the baby wipe pad with Stazon ink. Following the lines of the stamped image, scribble classic ink reinkers onto the baby wipe pad. Use as an ink pad to stamp the chosen image multiple times in the same colors.
Tips for making this technique more successful:
- If your wipe is extra wet, you may want to let it dry overnight before using - I've found that some brands are almost drippy when first opened!
- Do not choose stamps with tiny details that need to be in specific colors. This technique can work well with detailed stamps and provides you with more control over your color placement, but it still does not give you as much controls as Stampin' Write Markers. The ink will bleed into the pad and spread past your first placement, making small details more difficult.
Look at details in the following Beary Best Friends detail:
Did you catch the pink eyebrow and the brown shoulders on the dress? These blendings can be lessened by inking your pad more lightly, or using a more flexible stamp as in the original sample.
- Carefully place stamp over the pad each time to ensure proper placement of colors. If you want to simplify this process, when stamping your image with StazOn ink, trace the outline of your block right onto the babywipe. Now you will know exactly where to place your block each time!
- This technique is my favorite for multi-color stamping on large projects like Holiday Cards.
Have you enjoyed learning new techniques from this series? Do you want to learn more? These are exactly the types of topics I cover with my techniques club series of classes and this technique will be used in my Holiday Cards Class on September 24th and 25th. Class schedule and registration information is found here. Sign up today!
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