It’s easy to give your stamped images visual depth. Follow Kim Hughes’ lead and try a stamping technique called Rock-n-Roll. This technique, seen on Kim’s Enjoy Life layout from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink, gets its name from the action of rolling the stamp on the ink pad while inking the stamp. Rock-n-Roll is easy to do and you’ll love the results.
Enjoy Life by Kim Hughes from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink
In addition to flower stamps, think of the other types of images that would look even better when stamped using this technique, and the color pairings you could use on them. Add a little extra color and realism to fruit images, like a pear stamped in yellow-green with a slightly darker yellow edge. Or add extra visual interest to filigree images stamped in silver by adding blue or teal edges to give them a patina look.
Ink entire surface of stamp with lighter color, roll edges in darker ink, and stamp.
Create the look:
Step 1: Ink stamp in a lighter shade of ink, covering the entire surface of the stamp.
Step 2: Roll the edges of the inked stamp on a darker colored inkpad.
Step 3: Stamp your image.
Tip: Always start with the lighter ink so you don’t get dark ink on your light ink pad.
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