Monday, February 1, 2016

Tip: Juicy inkpads - when less is more!

If you find yourself with a very juicy inkpad that's not necessarily a good thing if you want to get a crisp stamped image.

If your inkpad has too much ink - you may see excessive ink beading or bubbling on the inkpad or the stamp - try this tip.

Using the back of something smooth - I use an old metal teaspoon - gently massage the ink into your inkpad. You can even store you inkpads the other way up and let the ink settle to the bottom of the pad. If needed, you can even use paper towel to soak up the excess ink too.

 

You'll see in the photo above the bottom stamped line on the box is over saturated and many of the little hearts which should be white have been inked due to the over juicy inkpad. The top line is stamped cleanly after I massaged the ink into the inkpad as per the picture below.


Here's the completed cutie pie box.  I've used a Stampin' Up! Soft Sky and Island Indigo colour scheme.


I hope you found this tip useful. Papercrafting classes are available and my online store is open 24/7.

Thanks for visiting
Angela

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