Lesson 2: Using a Small Stamp


This lesson is a basic guide on stamping using a smaller stamp. There is a different technique for medium sized stamps and even a different technique for large or background stamping.
To practice, you need a smaller stamp (approx 2inches square or smaller), ink, and scrap paper.
To ink your stamp, press it firmly in your ink pad a couple of times in different places on your ink pad.
I picked a dark ink color so that you can see that the stamp is fully inked. Make sure that your whole stamp has ink over it. As you can see above, the ink is shiny so even if you have a lighter color, you can tell if the ink is there or not.
Hold the stamp FIRMLY in your fingers and press evenly. Different types of stamps will need different amounts of pressure so you will have to practice.

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