Guest Samantha Olden is sharing a technique that doubles your stamps, mirror stamping!
Sam shares helpful tips if you want to give mirror stamping a try. Head on over to Sam’s blog for all the details.
From Sam…a few things I learned that I recommend to make mirror stamping nice and easy.
- -Use a stamp positioner tool like the Misti. It makes it easy to go over anything you are not happy with.
- -You will need a mirror stamp or any stamp that has a large surface area. (You need the stamp to be larger than what you are stamping).
- – Use a piece of acetate to adhere stamp on. This makes it quick and easy to move or hold down with magnets.
- -Use a slower drying ink, like black Versamark. I found the copic friendly inks tended to dry too fast to get a good print.
- -Stamp and die cut or fussy cut out the image rather than stamping direct onto card. It is so much easier if you don’t get the print you like, simply do another print.
- -Don’t expect it to turn out as dark as a regular stamped image. It may need a second stamping (great thing about a stamp positioner) or simply just filling in a line with a pen.
- -If I’m being honest, I find this is a technique that requires a little bit of playing around until you get a feel for what works for you. (But it’s fun playing around and you will have lots of images to colour at the end of it).
Happy Mirror Stamping!