If your ink pads are starting to dry out, store them upside down so that the ink can soak through to the top of the pad. If this doesn't work, squeeze a few drops of a re-inker over the pad, ensuring that the whole surface is covered.
VersaMark is used in the same way as any other ink - ink up your chosen stamp and stamp onto card. You can leave the ink to dry naturally, or you can dry it quickly with a heat gun and your image will still be visible.
You should be able to buy VersaMark ink from your local craft shop. It's available in two different sizes - a small cube pad or a normal sized ink. You can also buy it as a pen, which is great for highlighting, stencilling or lettering.
Here are just a few ways to use VersaMark:
Follow these steps to create a resist effect with VersaMark ink:
Take a piece of plain white, glossy card and stamp an image of your choice onto it using VersaMark ink, as shown.
Run a brayer over a multi-coloured dye-based inkpad a few times to ensure good coverage.
Roll the brayer back and forth on the piece of card until the ink has been transferred. Continue to roll on the ink until the card is covered.
Once finished and the panel is covered, wipe away any excess ink from the card with a clean, dry tissue, as shown.
The finished panel shows off the resist effect as the VersaMark stamped is highlighted beautifully against the multi-coloured background.
Follow Karen's handy hints for professional
results with VersaMark ink every time.
Now try these card ideas using VersaMark ink...
For a simple but stunning watermark effect, stamp an image over a piece of coloured card using VersaMark ink. Let the ink air dry naturally or dry with a heat gun.
Stamp an image onto card using VersaMark ink. Tap small amounts of pink embossing powder onto parts of the design and purple over the remainder. Heat with a heat gun until melted.
Stamp an image onto card using VersaMark ink. Take a paintbrush or a cotton wool ball and dab chalk onto the wet ink. Spray with hairspray to seal.
Stamp an image onto white card with VersaMark ink. While the ink is stil wet, cover with a pale shade of pink embossing powder. Heat with a heat gun until all the powder has melted.
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