Rubber Stamps

I would like to start using my rubber stamps more. I need to get something
to color them in one I stamp them. What does everyone use. Do you use a
marker or do you use colored pencils. Are there special ones that you have
to buy?
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For my stamped images I either use regular colored pencils, Stampin Up markers, regular markers, chalk, or watercolor pencils. I guess it all goes by what look you are trying to achieve.
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I use the markers and water-color crayons from Stampin Up. I know they were expensive to start, but they last a long time. And I can replace individual colors if needed (though I have not yet had to replace one yet - in two years) of the markers. Sandy
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I use everything to color them in. In the card that I made my BIL this past November it took several tries to get the look I wanted (wound up with pencils and chalk). Patience is key.
When I was in therapy (which I have since graduated from) my therapist made me stamp three different images. color them in with different mediums (no do overs) and then discuss them. Once done I had to (eeek) rip them up. It was so liberating that If I screwed them up it wasn't the end of the world. I had the permission to redo my art work.
My biggest accomplishment was chalking as I want to work clean and blending with my fingers was/is so much fun.
Get messy girl and show us your art.
xoxo Kate
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I color mine with just about everything, though my favorites are watercolor-both regular and Twinkling H20-and Sakura Glaze and Souffle pens. And glitter. And acrylic. And chalk. And marker, both on the stamp and on the image. About the only things I haven't tried are crayon and oil paint, although there are possibilities... One thing, though- when using watercolor or acrylic, be careful about your inks. Some dye inks will bleed into your paint. Make sure they are waterproof when dry before using them on your project. Have fun!
Mel K
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Mel K
That's the joy of stamping, you can use any medium you want to color in your stamped image. You can use markers, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, bleach, etc. You're only limited by your imagination when it comes to coloring in stamped images.
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Deb in AR
Hi Shannon,
If you are referring to what mediums to "stamp with" - there are plenty. You can use pretty much any ink / paint you wish. Dye based ink is basic, pigment is really wet - and designed to pick up embossing powders and the like. But you can also get specialty inks (like shadow inks) that result in amazing effects.
You can also use paints, bleach and even markers. And, if you want a multicolored stamp, you might use a rainbow inkpad - or marvy embossing pens and color in the unique parts that you want in the unique colors you want and then emboss them.
THEN...just like everyone else has said...what you choose to color the image in with is entirely up to you.
I personally LOVE chalks and watercolors - they look so beautiful when done.
P.S. One of my favorite techniques for stamping is double stamping the same image - and then cutting out certain shapes of one and raising it above the original with 3D pop dots (ie: certain petals or leaves on a flower are raised or the stars on a christmas tree - etc). I also love masking.
Happy Stamping...
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Hi Shannon..I don't stamp a whole lot,and like you, would like to do more! I usually stamp my image with pigment ink or versamark, heat emboss it with powder color of choice, and then use my watercolor pencils to shade the color in the stamped image. Then, if I feel like it, I can use my water brushes to make the colored penciled drawing have a more painted look. OH yeah, just like everyone said, the possibilities are endless...and its so much fun playing with our art supplies! Have fun and I cant wait to see your work! Linda
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