Ask the Experts: Rubber Stamping and Embellishments

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Peg Rounds from:

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Inkadinkaclings

Q: Why can’t I get a clear stamped image especially with larger stamps?

     A:  Trying inking the stamp with a brayer to make sure all of the area is covered and stand up to do the stamping to get an even pressure on the entire stamp.

Melting Pot

 Q: I’d like to make some of my own 3-d embellishments to put on my layout, but don’t know how to do it.  Any help?

     A:  A melting pot can be used to melt Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) which can be poured into molds and cooled.

AntiStatic Bag

 Q: Why would I need an antistatic bag?

     A:  These bags are rubbed onto the project before anything else is applied so it helps to stop ink from smearing and bleeding through.  It, also, removes static when using glitter and embossing powders so they do not stick where they are not wanted and it deactivates the stickiness of stickers so they can be used in other ways on projects.

Art Institute Glitter

 Q: I can’t get glitter to stick to the adhesive sheet.

     A:  The best way to get it to stick is to burnish the glittered sheet.  After pouring on the glitter and removing the excess, place a piece of paper over the top and rub over it to push the glitter down into the adhesive.

Gelatos

 Q: What are gelatos?

     A:  They are a pigment stick that can be used with or without water to add color to your projects.  When used with water, they add a watercolored look to the project.   It can be used on wood, paper and more.

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Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today!

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One Response
  1. Noreen :

    Date: May 3, 2013 @ 5:28 AM

    On getting a clear stamped image – try stamping on a foam pad. I found that a hard surface under the surface you’re stamping on doesn’t work as well.

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