Designs by Ryn Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Sheet 8.5" x 11" - Sea Creatures 2Regular price $ 26.99
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Sea Creatures 2 includes 8 rubber stamp designs from Ryn's collection - Starfish Set, Cardinalfish, Octopus, Sea Bubbles Set, Seaweed Set, Leafy Sea Dragon, Betta and Koi Set. They come organized as seen above on an unmounted rubber sheet measuring approximately 8.5" by 11". The stamps can be separated with a pair of sharp scissors. This product does not include any backing or cling-mount for mounting the stamps.
All of Ryn's stamps are made from natural gum rubber and are deeply etched into the surface. Deep etch technology captures a high level of detail in each design and ensures clean imprints by setting the image at a depth that is twice the industry standard. Natural gum rubber is also extremely durable and flexible making it ideal for use on a variety of materials. With proper care each stamp can be printed hundreds of times without losing image quality.
Printing the Stamps
To maximize the 3D effect, stamp with dark ink over a grey or coloured background. If making your own background with water-based paints/inks, stamp with an oil based ink such as Versa Fine or Archival. This will allow you to remove some of the colour from inside the droplet or add colour without the design washing away. The ink creates the darkest shadows of the drops and the background naturally makes the middle tone. Lastly, the highlight is very important to "pop" out the image. Use a white gel pen or white paint to colour in the little dot at the top of the drops.
For Use with Clay
For pressing the designs into materials such as clay or polymer clay I suggest cutting the stamps from the unmounted sheet. The plain rubber will allow for more flexibility and control when pushing the designs into a soft surface. Unmounted stamps are also easily cleaned with warm water. Gently work the clay from between the ridges of the design before it gets the chance to harden.
Check out the photo's for examples of how these stamps have been used. Many of the projects are from Ryn's Design Team, customers and her own experiments. You can also look for Designs by Ryn on Pinterest, Facebook and Blogger.
These stamps can be used with many different techniques and mediums.
Stamp Mounting Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNuaHdRnLIY
Link to EZMount Stamp Mounting Sheets in the store: http://www.tupelodesignsllc.com/products/ezmount-static-cling-mounting-cushion-8-1-2-x-11-mount-red-rubber-unmounted-stamps