DIY Fail #1: DIY Napkin Stamping Woes!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh saaaad face. Have you tried googling a solution? I’m checking it out right now…  “stamping napkins tips” I’m finding a lot of good stuff but I don’t know what will help you out. Read through and see!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Maybe you just need a darker color of ink? Also if you are trying for white ink look – maybe think about embossing them?

I am going to try inking and embossing mine to see which I like better. Look at other DIY bee boards for plenty of advice.

 

I LOVE your stamp and I am getting ready to order one very similar. Where is yours from if you do not mind me asking?

Post # 7
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Newbee

I used Staz-On metallic silver ink and it worked well, though I had to keep re-inking the pad every 10-15 stamps. I agree, I think a different ink will do the trick though. I can vouch for Staz-On stuff, even when running a napkin under the tap the ink stayed put! Good luck!!

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When i did mine i noticed some stamps Worked better then Others, Also some colors worked great while other colors worked Badly!! I didnt use a waterproof ink because i couldnt find any here.. but i got Regular ink and did Number of “Test” And No ink ever transfered to the skin.. They did get Messy looking when went but the ink never transfered to skin.. I figured Thats all that matters because once a person starts to use the napkin they wont be looking at the “Logo” once its full of food lol

Post # 10
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Newbee

Just to clarify, reinking the pad and reinking the stamp are different things. The Staz-On Metallic and Opaque inks come with an unsaturated pad and a bottle of the ink. I had to reink the pad every so often. Obviously, I had to reink the stamp after each use. Either way, I’m glad that it’s done. After 900 napkins, 300 in each of 3 patterns and colors, I’ll be glad to leave them in their storage box until next May! 🙂

Post # 11
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Newbee

Oh, also – make sure you’re stamping on a flat and firm surface. I was doing some on my laptop pillow board on my bed and those didn’t come out as consistently as when I was sitting at the kitchen table doing them. Best of luck!

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