Monday, 23 December 2013

Stamping on Non-Porous Surface

Hello Friends...

This is Nupur here & today I am going to show you stamping on non-porous surfaces like acetate & vellum using the new StazOn Metallic ink ...
StazOn Metallic ink comes in 4 different metallic shades : Silver, Gold, Platinum & Copper
These are solvent based quick drying inks that are specially formulated to be used on non-porous surfaces like plastic, metal, terra cotta, polymer clay, glossy cardstock and painted surfaces. 

These inkpads are not inked  & come with a 15ml reinker bottle, a small plastic spatula, a small transparent plastic lid to cover the ink pad surface & detailed instructions on how to prepare & maintain the ink pad.
You can find the video on how to ink the stamp pad here.

1 tip to keep the ink pad from drying out is to keep the transparent lid that comes with the inkpad & replace it after every use and easier still is to use some glue dots or double sided tape & stick it on inside of the main cover so that you don't loose it & you never have to remember if you have covered the inkpad with it or not.

Now onto a little tutorial on how to stamp on acetate...
Acetate is very slick & it tends to slip & shift when you stamp on it & you get a blurred impression...
so to avoid that I used some masking tape to tape it to my cutting mat... I also used a scrap sheet of paper under the acetate to protect my work surface...
After you stamp the acetate or any other non-porous surface with StazOn ink be sure to let it dry for few minutes before handling it..
& use a StazOn All-Purpose Cleaner to clean your stamps as soon as you are done with the stamping..

Here is my finished card... I used the stamped acetate sheet as the front panel of the card & decorated it with die cut borders,pearls, glittery butterfly & some swirls..
I have made the swirls with Viva pearl pen..I love this product... It is perfect for making pearls of any size that you want & it comes in so many colours...
Then I added a die cut frame & sentiment inside the card..

Here is a close-up... The real thing looks so much better than the photographs... But sadly it is very difficult to capture its beauty on camera...

Here is another card I made with StazOn Silver Metallic ink...
This time I stamped it on vellum with Just Rite lace stamp...

Here is a close-up of the beautiful silver metallic stamping...

 Here I stamped the butterfly on vellum using StazOn Silver Metallic ink & inked it with peacock feathers distress inks when it was dry & then heat set it..

Isn't the butterfly looking gorgeous..

StazOn Metallic ink are perfect for getting clean, crisp & beautiful stamped image on Non-porous surfaces.. & while doing some research online in these inks I came across this blog which has candles stamped with StazOn Metallic ink... according to her you just ink your stamp with StazOn Metallic ink & roll the candle on the stamp... Simple isn't it..  Maybe I will give it a try soon..  :)

Don't forget to participate in our this month's challenge.. Stamping Techniques..

See you soon  :)


  1. All the cards are beautiful, the vellum stamped in silver looks stunning!!

  2. Wow!!Look at the beauty you show!! Fantastic Nupur!! Love your metallic stamping!! hugggggs

  3. Beautiful cards and informative post

  4. beautiful - great info, and your pearls and flowers stand out as usual

  5. This is very useful post Nupur ..I loved the card with acetate a lot..n your mini tut too ,Thanks !

  6. Beautiful cards..but butterfly is a killer !!

  7. I am in love with the script stamp...and the viva decor pens.
    One question. Do they dry hard..or will the flatten out over a period of time?

    1. Thanks Tejal..
      They dry hard & non tacky.. & till now my pearls are still round

  8. Beautiful projects, Nupur! my fav is blue card :)

  9. They are very nice. I really like it with the necklace
    Have you ever tried their nonmetallic inks? I would like to know if they're translucent. This looks opaque


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