Monday, October 31, 2011

Mirror Image Stamping Tutorial...

 When I posted this card using Tami Mayberry's "You Go Girl" stamp for the Gina K Designs October Release Inspiration Hop, I received MANY comments by people asking how I did the "reverse image" stamping. I promised to come back and show you how it was done... but... I PLANNED to do a video tutorial.  As luck would have it... hee hee... my recorder battery was dead and I had left the charger at home. Soooo... I snapped a few pics and here is the tutorial you were asking for.  Trust me... my voice sucks on video so this is MUCH better for YOU! LOL

First... THIS is a Mirror Image Stamp.  It is what I used to create the opposite image of what the stamp was originally printed as.  Pretty simple, the instructions are right on the stamp itself.  :-)  The flip side looks like this... just plain rubber. 

To begin... I inked up the original stamp that I wanted to reverse.

Of course, I don't want the border NOR the excess ink which I managed to get around the image.  Clorox Wipes to the rescue!!  

Next... you simply stamp the image ONTO the Mirror Image Stamp itself. 

Your image will look like this when done.  I'm not concerned about the "missing" ink that shows up in the hair part of the stamp.  We'll get back to that later.  Now... you can "huff" on your stamp and place it on the paper.

Next, to be sure your image lines up correctly when stamping the proper image of the stamp, I use a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  But, if you're good at seeing exactly where your stamp will be, feel free to skip this step.

Now, you have BOTH images on your sheet.
And that missing hair section??? Easy... GREAT time for that Copic Multiliner!!!  I have never been able to get a solid image so the Multiliner really comes in handy!! And if you think some of the lines are not as solid as you like, simply retrace with the Multiliner. 

I hope that explained how to stamp a reverse image.  It's so much fun using it on animals as well.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!! *smile*



Teresa Arsenault said...

That is so cool, Tina. I didn't know such a tool existed. TFS.

BTW, I am now following you.


Carolyn King said...

GENIUS!!!!!!!!! love this. Very cool gf!
Thanks for your super awesome comment on the EP blog today. You are wonderful :)

Suzanne J Dean said...

Very cool--love it and hey I want one of those cow/reverse image stamps (whine) LOL!


Emily said...

Thanks for the technique!

Marie Gamber said...

Great tutorial.... and I want one of them too!!!! :D


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