This week's tip is simple but may prove to be very helpful for those who love to stamp but may struggle with getting your image to appear as crisp as possible.
The type of ink you use is super important in making the transfer of your image on to your surface but another thing that may help that you may not have noticed is how far the impression of your stamp translates on to your card or paper.
It's as easy as this: when you stamp use a placemat or mouse pad to do your stamping. This will allow for better compression allowing for the image to embed on your paper or project to its' best ability.
You can always find sales on placements for pennies on the dollar or less than "un peso", etc...
I recommend using placemats made of either cork, plastic, vinyl, rubber or that are laminated. Most of these have at least an inch thickness to them and provide good bouyancy when stamping your image for better application & release of your stamped image.
Do not use wood, linen, rattan, wicker or cloth placemats as these materials do not provide the stability and bouyancy factor needed to allow the stamp to transfer properly.
The wood surface may help as far as stability but you will not get that flexibility allowing for the image to go deeper into your paper. Afterall, that is the point of this tip...helping you to find a way to get your stamped images to stamp more thoroughly on your projects.
As for the mouse pad...an average ordinary mouse pad will do nicely. It has the ideal stamping surface. But don't take my word for it...try it yourself.