I spent the better part of this afternoon browsing at Michael's. I get inspired by the books, the beads, the tools, the paper...the stuff.
So, I'm browsing and I run across the dollar clear stamp sets.
Why didn't I know about these before? I bought five sets and the 2 sizes of dollar acrylic blocks. I got the owlie that has the "thanks" sentiment. I love that little owlie.
I opened them as soon as I got home, of course. I messed about with two rubber stamps I'd found at the Dollar Tree and never inked, they're both pretty cute.
I have a Marvy Le Plume with a brush pen and I tried that on one of my rubber stamps. The only ink pad I have is Craft Smart Dye Based, maybe this is Michael's house brand. I'm not very impressed with it as far as the clear stamps go. The ink pools up and the stamped image lacks definition. I did ink my clear stamps with the Marvy marker and it worked wonderfully.
What ink is best for the clear stamps? I know Staz-On is in many of your "recipes". Is this the ink I should be using with the clears?
Frankly, I'm fairly new to all of this and the only stamps I have aside from my one dollar beauties are some hand me down sets that I believe may be Stampin' Up! brand (they're all wood mounted rubber).
It will be some time before I venture into coloring my stamped images, I just like some of the sentiments and the owlie wants to live in my neck. :P But I do want the images that I do stamp to be nice looking. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.