Stamping Basics

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Applying ink to your stamp
Press the stamp two or three times onto the pad. You don’t need to use extreme pressure—squashing the stamp into the ink pad will get way too much ink on the stamp! Look at the stamp to make sure it’s completely inked.

If your stamp is larger than your ink pad, hold the stamp image-side up in one hand and tap the ink pad onto the stamp with the other hand. For very finely detailed stamps, slide the ink pad over the image instead of tapping it.

Stamping onto your paper
Press the inked stamp straight down onto your paper. Press firmly around all corners and edges with your fingertips—not just in the middle of the stamp. Don’t rock or wiggle it. Lift the stamp straight up. With acrylic stamps you will need an acrylic block, to mount your stamp. (I find I get better impressions if I stand while stamping! This is especially important for large designs, which seem to require more pressure.)

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