I always love when I can use a product for multiple uses – I want to feel like I’m getting the most value for my money. So, when I saw this cool technique using re-inkers, I decided to give it a try.
If you are not familiar with Re-inkers – they come in each of our exclusive colors and are used to add ink to your ink stamp pads. So, when your stamp pad gets dry & you aren’t getting the coverage you would like, you can just add more ink, rather than purchasing another ink stamp pad. You can get several re-inkings from a single 1 ounce bottle (I can’t tell you how many, because I haven’t used up a bottle yet – plus, I haven’t kept track).
Today, I paired up several colors of ink and a baby wipe to create a multi-colored stamp pad. This really was an easy and fun way to get multiple colors on my stamp. All you have to do, is put drops of different colored re-inkers on a fresh baby wipe. I didn’t overlap them, but they did touch. Then, ink up your stamp like you normally would and stamp on your paper.
I used the retired Lovely Leaves set, but the Falling For You Cardmaking set (C1686) would work great also.
You can see in this picture, that my stamped images aren’t always full of color. This is from errors on my part than with the stamping technique. The next time I use this technique, I will fold the baby wipe so there is a more squishy surface and I will add more ink. I was pretty sparing with the ink because I was afraid the colors would run together and get muddy.
I would love to hear if you have tried this technique in the past or if you’re inspired to try it now. It is such a fun way to add more colors and mix things up.
Other products used can be found at gerri.closetomyheart.com