Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stamp Kissing- Try this fun technique!

We had a demo at the store yesterday...everyone got a chance to try their hand at experimenting with the Stamp Kissing Technique that is featured on the Hero Arts Blog this month.
This basic technique involves inking up 2 stamps, one with a solid design and another with a detailed design and pressing them together or "kissing" them to transfer the details to the solid stamp. Then this is stamped on the cardstock for a beautiful textured effect.....
Hero Arts stamps used for this sample:

The inks used for kissing are Hero Hues Chalk ink in Poppy and Iris. The sentiment is stamped with Memories ArtPrint Brown.

A variation of the kissing technique is to use a solid stamp with texture as an ink pad for a another solid stamp. Here are the stamps that were used for this:
The screen shadow stamp is heavily inked with Hero Hues Chalk ink then each of the tree stamps are inked on it, then stamped on cardstock. This transfers the pattern to the solid part of the tree stamps. The Screen Shadow stamp is cleaned well then re-inked with a different color to produce this colorful. example:

Here's a close-up of the stamped texture:
 Hero Hues Chalk inks used: Cerulean, Grass, Poppy, Punch

Now it's your turn to try this fabulous some experimenting with your stamps! We'd love to see what you make with the Kissing Technique. Bring your cards and projects to the store to be featured in the window display!!



Darla said...


Betsy said...

I have never tried this, but I like the results. I couldn't make it to the demo so I appreciate the post.