Coloured inks

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Coloured inks

#1 Post by Ogwell Oddbods » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:00 pm

Just back from an evening stroll checking a couple of our boxes.
We noticed that one of our hand carved stamps had been inked with 3 different colours, a different one for each different part of the stamp. We've noticed this on a couple of other stamps whilst out and about.
Just curious - what colour does everyone use for different parts of a stamp and is there a reason for this?
Up to now we've been boring and just used a plain old black ink! :wink:

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#2 Post by kk » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:14 pm

Its nice to have a good designed stamp print in colour, makes it even more impressive.

Use a corner of a pad, a small pad or even dab your finger on pad then onto the stamp for more detail.

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#3 Post by Sowerby Streaker » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:02 am

I also use coloured artwork pens for the wording on a stamp. You can buy all the coloured pads and pens from a good craft shop or from a stall at the Meet.

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#4 Post by Nik - KOTM » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:50 am

Depends upon the mood I am in and if I have the time.
However, I detest those who use emulsion based inks on a stamp and don't clean the stamp afterwards, they leave the stamp in an awful mess...
I usually try to remember to take some cleaning stuff with me to clean up the stamp, but not always...
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#5 Post by Gemma » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:55 am

We use Brush Pens, certainly brightens up the stamp. Sometime though we just use "Dartmoor Black" especially if it is raining!! :) :)
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