Hi friends! Today I am going to share a fun way to double the usefulness of all of your stamps, especially the tricky layering ones!
If you have been stamping for a while you might remember the solid wood mounted “mirror” stamps that you could buy to reverse the image. To use them you stamp directly on the rubber of the mirror stamp with whatever image you wanted to reverse and then stamp the mirror on your paper and get a reversed image. It was pretty cool. The downside is that you could not see where your stamp was going to stamp on paper. That was not a big deal because you could get it in roughly the right place but if you wanted to reverse something with layers it would be a big headache…until now. Watch the video and see how it’s done!
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- For the “Mirror” stamp you can use the backside of a clear background stamp (just put it on a stamp mount backwards), a “Gel” printing plate such as Gelli Arts or Gel Press plates or a Stampendous Creative palette, or you can try a piece of acetate.
- Patterned paper (Dear Lizzy “Happy Place” by American Crafts)
- Stamps: Hero Arts Goldfish, available with dies and ink or just the stamps
- Distress ink peacock feathers
- Dye ink (memento) Daffodil, Tangelo, Morocco and Angel pink
- Versamark ink pad
- Spectrum Aqua Markers
- White gel pen
- Color duster (ink brush sweeper)
- ATG adhesive
- Clear Glue
- Black pen (I used a micron)
- Other: Brad, clear gems
Watch the video for full instruction on how to mirror your stamps and for other handy tips and tricks! Think of all the possibilities n your stash! Happy crafting!