I have a new obsession....stamping!I've always owned a large collection of stamps - both wood mounted and acrylic.
But even though I loved stamps and enjoyed purchasing them....I barely used them.
I tried a few times to get the hang of stamping but didn't really understand the different inks or how to get a crisp image.
The best thing that came from my teaching at Michaels was a confidence in my ability to stamp.
Most of my classes centered around stamping so classroom supplies could be shared.
I also learned all about the types of inks out there and which ones work best for which stamps.
While teaching there, I began to see that I really could get the hang of stamping!
Recently, while prepping my Christmas cards class, I stamped so many images so many times that it became second nature.
Now I feel pretty confident in my stamping abilities and I'm quite proud of myself for it!
Today, I stamped a sentiment repeatedly for a class I'm prepping and I got a crisp image each time. It still kind of shocks me!
For me, getting a great stamped image involves:
a) choosing the right ink
b) stamping a test image to determine the pressure needed
c) stamping on a piece of paper that is easily replaceable - i.e.: not directly on the card
d) inking the stamp very well
e) applying even but firm pressure
So is stamping something you'd like to hear more about?
Do you stamp on a regular basis? If you don't, what holds you back from really getting into stamping?
Let me know! I'm thinking of doing a video or two to share my newfound love of stamping!