I have always been fascinated with the new Photostamps
now available. But at the same time bored with always having to
have a white background since you need to use gloss cardstock to
get the photo detail of the stamp and gloss cardstock is only available
in white. So, I came up with a technique to marble the cardstock
with pigment inks...and yup I did say pigment inks...
This is very easy and fun to do. You will need a number
of colors of pigment ink. I used my ColorBox Petal Boxes and a rubber
brayer. You can now purchase the Gloss
Cardstock ATC Blanks from
It is best to used 3 or more colors of pigment ink,
simply put rather heavy smuches of it randomly onto the gloss stock.
Using one color at a time use your brayer to spread the ink over
the cardstock. Since it is pigment ink it will stay wet for a bit
and the brayers will pick up and put down ink as you brayer over
it. Continue brayering the cardstock until the first color is dry
and doesn't smudge. Repeat with additional colors until you get
a marble look you are happy with. Hint if you want to add a metallic
ink I found it was best to add that one last. The images below are
samples of the different marbles I created to make the cards shown
on this page.
click on any of the above images
for a larger view
Here are some more Artist Trading Cards I did using
various Photo Type stamps and the above backgrounds
The Card below uses an ATC Gloss Card Blank marbled
and matted onto a greeting card with 2 different scrapbook papers.
Stamp out White Card Stock!! or should I
say Brayer it away!!
and for great info on the delicate art of
Photostamping visit Lisa
Vollraths technique page on how to use photostamps. She has
a great write up...in fact that is where I learned.
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