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Rolling Technique

This little technique is simple and easy but has a great WOW effect. It adds dimension and depth to a stamped image. You can use this method to shade an image or add additional color. And no special supplies are needed. Here's how:

Supplies:

Ink pads in at least 2 colors
stamps

Directions:

  1. Ink your stamp in one color of ink. Use the lightest shade of your chosen inks.
  2. Take your stamp and "roll" the edges on a second color of ink. I hold the stamp and just roll it so that the edges pick up the extra ink then stamp it. You can re-roll it to pick up extra ink in different spots if desired. For the second ink color you can use a darker shade of the initial color or a contrasting color for a nice effect.
  3. You can play around with little extras like adding 2 different accent inks. You may also roll just one side of a stamp (for example to make an apple turn red on just one side). Play around with different looks and have fun!
 

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