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Lunareclipse
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I wanted to use a stamp and I wanted brown ink and didn't have any. So I used my distress ink. It worked fine. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use distress ink for stamping?


 
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  • stick on 12-09-12 11:45 AM
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No reason whatsoever, I mostly stamp with Distress. It may not give as crisp an image as other inks, but I like the look a lot. Just be aware of whatever other mediums you may be using - like if you want to color something after you've stamped, Distress might smear.


 
kiyawinn
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I agree with Stick, I use it all the time....
Try sprinkling some clear embossing powder over the image after you stamp and then heat emboss...makes the image stand out but the colour is still there...

Alison


 
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Alison, thats a neat idea! Love that, may give that a try with text stamps or even me magnolia stamps.....



 
Lunareclipse
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  • kiyawinn Said:
I agree with Stick, I use it all the time....
Try sprinkling some clear embossing powder over the image after you stamp and then heat emboss...makes the image stand out but the colour is still there...

Alison


I will have to try that. What do I use to heat emboss something? I don';t even know what emboss is.


 
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In response to Lunareclipse

I do it but it works differently on some stamps, but yeah, I love distress ink.


 
aquabunny
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In response to Lunareclipse

  • Lunareclipse Said:
  • kiyawinn Said:
I agree with Stick, I use it all the time....
Try sprinkling some clear embossing powder over the image after you stamp and then heat emboss...makes the image stand out but the colour is still there...

Alison


I will have to try that. What do I use to heat emboss something? I don';t even know what emboss is.


Here are two how-to's:
http://www.scrapbook.com/tips/doc/16695/10.html
http://www.scrapbook.com/tips/doc/2373/10.html

For further info, literally the very first result when you Google "heat emboss" is a tutorial by Stampin' Up. Using the Google will also bring up some tutorial videos on YouTube.

I've listed some tools below, which are also available at Joann's and similar stores. Do not try using a hair dryer instead of investing in a heat gun.


 
binkiemonstermom
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No reason at all!!! If you like the result...some stamps can look slightly disorted but I would say most are perfect fine!! I love distressing inks!!!


 
Lunareclipse
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Thank you guys.


 
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I love distress inks! I am VERY slowly collecting a full set - will be my first full set of any inks.


 
thehappyscrapper8
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I absolutely love distress inks!! You can do so many things with them!!


 
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