Tuesday, December 24, 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

    1. Thanks Priya... & thanks a lot for giving me this opportunity... Huggggsss

  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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