Monday, October 06, 2008

Watermark Ink Pads to turn solid paper in to custom printed paper


This is from about.com's Rebecca Ludens:

Favorite Products: Watermark Ink Pads

This semi-monthly series of articles will feature a new product that I have discovered I really enjoy. These may be products that are new on the market, or simply are new to me and, I thought, may be to you also. This week's product is the Versamark watermark ink pad. I fell in love with it at a demonstration at the Stampeddler Plus in Northville, Michigan, USA. Using this stamp pad with the stamp of your choice allows you to turn any solid colored scrapbook paper into custom printed paper in minutes.

Despite the obvious distortion caused by trying to keep the file size of the scanned image manageable for your viewing, you can see that the paper on the right-hand side of each color is plain. The paper on the left-hand side has been stamped with either stars (on pink) or roses and leaves (on blue). One thing to note is that the image appears darker on darker colored papers. If stamped on white paper it will be faintly visible, much like a watermark on fancy stationary. This technique requires very little skill. There are three things that you will want to keep in mind: 1) Rotate your stamp image randomly as you place it on the paper, 2) Occasionally, you will want to stamp just over the edge of the paper (to create the illusion of printed paper), and 3) Re-ink your stamp before each image to maintain a consistent look overall.

The exact name of the product is VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad, manufactured by Tsukineko.

Have Fun Stamping and Scrapping!

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