Beginner's Guide to Stamps

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How can I use stamping to enhance my pages?

Now that you've gathered the right supplies and practiced your technique, look at some great ways rubber stamping can enhance your scrapbook pages.

Spell words. Learning the feel of your alphabet stamps is very important, so practice on scrap paper first. Use very light pressure; if you press too hard, outlines will appear around your letters. Alphabet stamps are very versatile and allow you to place journaling or titles on unusual objects and surfaces.

Create backgrounds. One of the easiest ways to use rubber stamps on a scrapbook page is to create background paper. Stamp one image or several images repeatedly or singly on your cardstock to get the look you want.

Stamp on various surfaces. Glass, metal, fabric, plastic, and wood appear on scrapbook pages, and you can stamp on any of them with the right tools. Solvent ink is a good medium to use, and you can experiment with paints and bleach for varying results.

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