are a great tool for adding custom color to your stamped
Y P E S O F M A R K E R S
BASED MARKERS are great for adding color when it
is not essential for the ink to be fade resistant or permanent,
similar to watercolor paint. The ink is not water resistant,
thus it can be blended with a blender pen or a paintbrush
MARKERS are acid free, lightfast, fadeproof and water
resistant when dry. This ink is superior in performance
even when used on glossy or metallic paper, clear acetate,
glass or wood. It will dry on any surface and does not require
heat embossing to become permanent.
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EMBOSSING MARKERS are a specially formulated water based
marker designed for use with heat embossing powders. The
colors are very bright, and the ink is slow drying, which
gives the needed time to apply embossing powder. Color can
be added after stamping the image, or directly to the rubber
die of the stamp.
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A Y S T O A D D C O L O R
YOUR STAMPED IMAGES (see example 1 below)
Stamp your image on cardstock with black or dark ink. Allow
the ink to dry, or immediately heat emboss the outline.
Then color in the stamped image as desired with waterbased
markers or pigmented markers. Know your markers, and choose
the one which will perform best for the project you are
TECHNIQUES (see example 2 below)
Watercolor techniques are perfectly suited for rubber stamping
because of the transparency of the colors. The lines and
details of the stamped image will not be covered. Watercolor
ink from markers can be applied before or after stamping
for backgrounds, foregrounds or detail coloring. This method
of applying brush marker color gives a softer effect than
coloring directly with markers. It also eliminates the harsh
overlap lines caused by markers. Experiment with your colors
and the amounts of ink and water, which will achieve a variety
of effects. Apply brush art marker ink to a plastic plate.
Transfer the colors to your background paper or prepared
stamped image, using a damp brush or a blender pen.
THE RUBBER DIE OF THE STAMP (see example
Coloring directly on the rubber die of your art stamp using
a variety of colors will give you an accurately colored
design which could not be achieved using a stamp pad. Because
it takes longer to hand-ink a stamp in this way, the color
you applied first may begin to dry out before you are ready
to stamp. Breathing or "huffing" on the stamp surface as
if to fog a mirror will re-activate the ink.
not use permanent markers when coloring directly onto
the die of your stamps. They dry too quickly, and also
stain the rubber.
versatility to your stamp usage by coloring only a portion
of the stamp design, using only the parts that will fit
get more than one image from a stamp directly colored
with markers, ink the stamp with clear embossing ink before
adding color to the die with your markers. Stamp the image
and emboss it with clear powder. You should be able to
get two or three images this way before needing to re-ink
the stamp. Lightly spritzing the surface of the stamp
with a mist of water will also enable you to stamp the
image more than once.
a blender pen to lightly pull the color from the outline
of the stamp into the inside portions, giving a monotone
look with different shades of the same color.
E C H N I Q U E E X A M P L E S
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Memories Black Ink
then colored in
Example 2: Stamped in
Memories Black Ink then
color butterfly with
Apply brush marker to
plastic plate, pick up
with wet brush, apply to
prepared dry image.
Example 3: Color directly
on the stamp die (rubber)
with Wet Looks Markers
then stamp. Embossed
with clear embossing
enamel. Chalk was used
in open white areas.