Other Stamping Surfaces
Now that you’ve got the basics of stamping on paper, what else can you stamp on? The possibilities are endless!
Metal is a great surface for stamping and inking, whether that’s a piece of jewelry, brads or other metal accents. Use a StazOn® ink pad, since metal isn’t porous, and remember to let the ink dry for a few minutes before handling.
You can stamp directly onto the surface and create an impression, or apply ink directly from your ink pad onto pieces like brads to change the color. To stamp on a brad simply insert the brad into a piece of scrap paper then stamp. Use a light color of ink for dark-colored brads, and dark ink for light color brads.
It comes in all sizes and styles: Chipboard letters, alphabets and shapes. Some are patterned, some are plain and all are perfect for stamping or inking. Stamp directly on them, or edge them with an ink pad for definition. Monograms (link) are also great for stamping!
Another non-porous surface perfect for your StazOn®, these little glass slides are just what you remember from high-school biology class. Simply place a piece of Memory Glass flat on your work surface and stamp an image or part of an image onto the glass. Let dry, then sandwich a piece of patterned paper between two pieces of Memory Glass for a uniquely dimensional effect. Place all three elements into a Memory Glass Frame to make a necklace or ornament.
Clear plastic shapes, like pails, can be stamped with StazOn®. You can also color with Alcohol Inks and an Ink Applicator, let the color dry, then stamp a pattern like dots or flowers on top with StazOn®. Check out Other Stamping Techniques for more info on using Alcohol Inks.
Stamping on flowers, paper or silk, is easy and you can cutomize your flower to match your project. Simply place your flower onto a piece of scrap paper, then stamp. StazOn® ink pads are great for this because they don’t feather or bleed on the flowers. If your stamp isn’t quite as big as the flower, stamp the image once, then reposition and stamp again.
Sarabinders® and Sara Surfaces® albums are made of a heavyweight bookboard that can be stamped. Because the bookboard is thick and porous, use a well-inked stamp with bold, clear lines. Very dry ink pads won’t give you the same crisp color. You can stamp directly onto the binder, or paint it first.