I have those Adirondack acrylic paint dabbers and I tried applying those to my stamps last night but it didn't work so well. When I stamped my image, not even half of the ink went on the paper. This should work, right? Or is it not meant for rubber stamps?
I also use paint dabbers on my stamps all the time, not only do they need to be clean but I always find that it seems to need a lot more pressure across the entire stamp to get an even application, otherwise you don't get the entire image.
I have used those at Archiver's on stamps when they have their free make n take weekends. I don't own any of the paints though. Yes, dab it. It should work better. Annie is right, it takes alittle more pressure too.
Acrylic paint does dry VERY quickly. I don't know what these dabber things are like, but when I stamp with acrylic paint I find it helps if I have a nice lot on the stamp. A thin layer just doesn't work.
I also learned to do that at Archivers. I especially like using the white dauber on dark paper because it gives a really thick opaque look - much nicer than any white ink pad I've used. Same advice as the others above.
Thanks girls! What I ended up doing the other night was just taking the dabber and sliding it across my paper a few times, just to give it a "painted" look. Then I stamped the image in black ink on top of the paint. Turned out pretty cool. I love how fast the paint dries on paper.
Yes you can. I work at Archiver's and right now we have a class running all about rubber stamping with acryllic paint. I teach the clas and these are the tips I have shared with my students::
Dab in an up and down motion to get the best amount of paint. I like to "prime" my nozzle before I use it by tapping the dauber top down onto a piece of scrap paper or your craft sheet a few times to get the paint going. And don't be afraid to really hit it, you want a nice circle of paint flowing before you ink up your stamp.
It does take more pressure than your normal stamp. Also make sure you go straight down and come straight back up...do not rock or shift the stamp or it will be blurry.
I find that stamps with larger images/words look the best...it tends to smudge smaller stamps a lot easier.
Also for clean-up, make sure you clean 'em right away. I use water and an old toothbrush to scrub 'em and then set them out to dry. If you don't clean them right away, the paint dries on there and it is a pain to get off!
Also the quality of your stamped image might depend on the paper you are using. If you are using textured cardstock (like Bazzill), the paint may not go into the crevices. To solve this, simply flip your paper to the back..same color, no texture.
Hope these tips help. This has quickly become one of my favorite techniques!