Basic stamping techniques are those that you will turn to time and time again. They are those versatile and easy techniques that anyone can learn and are always fun to revisit. Today I'd like to show you a couple basic dye marker ideas that are simple and fun.
Where dye-based markers really shine is on solid images. You can use these markers on line art but having a basic set of dye-based markers is a great way to add color and interest to bold images.
I love the Memento markers for their beautiful colors, their fine tip for writing and their brush tip for adding color to rubber stamps. The water-based formula makes them easy to clean from the rubber and also achieve a great watercolor look.
Dye markers are a great way of adding different colors to rubber before stamping your image. I love this sweet little Hero Arts Row of Houses stamp. It's darling but if you just stamp it with an ink pad, it's all one color.
To add lots of colors to these sweet houses, I simply brushed on the dye marker ink onto the areas of rubber that I wanted that color. You'll notice as you color that the ink will start to dry which won't give you the best impression. After you are done coloring on your rubber stamp, just breathe or "huff" on your stamp to moisten it and then stamp your image.
To stamp the sentiment, I used Versamark ink and then embossed it with black embossing powder.
Supplies: Row of Houses stamp, Truly Appreciated stamp set by Hero Arts, Basic White 12x12 paper & Oliver 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey, Currant Cardstock by Memory Box,Green at Heart Cozy Posies by Basic Grey, Black Embossing Powder by Ranger, Diamond Lace Edger Punch by EK Success, Juicy Purple, Greenhouse , Ocean & Campfire Memento Markers by Tsukineko, Versamark Ink by Tsukineko
The second basic technique is almost the same as the first but it gives you a beautiful watercolor look.
This solid floral stamp is a Hero Arts Clear stamp but this technique works equally well with rubber solid images. As above, you can color your image in right onto the stamp with your dye-based markers. Please excuse my very well-loved acrylic block. It has seen better days but still works well.
After inking your image, spritz the stamp lightly with water before stamping your impression for a beautiful watercolor look. You can also spritz again without reinking and then stamp for an even more subtle look.
Here's what the finished bouquet looks like with multiple impressions.
The final card uses some simple embellishments to highlight the stamping. The ink splatter look is created with Glimmer Mist flicked onto the paper.
Supplies: Earth Flowers stamp set , Anytime Messages stamp set by Hero Arts, Basic White 12x12 paper & Oliver 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey, Currant Cardstock by Memory Box, White cardstock by Neenah, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser by Advantus, Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, Juicy Purple, Greenhouse & Campfire Memento Markers by Tsukineko, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, Tiny Attacher by Advantus, Leaf Trinket Pins by Maya Road, button by Basic Grey
Stamping with dye markers can be a beautiful and unique way to stamp. If you've never tried it, why not give it a whirl?
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