Q: What are some of the many ways to use VersaMark® Ink?
As its name suggests, VersaMark is a very versatile ink! The following
is a list of some of our favorite uses of this unique ink pad.
- Two Step Stampin'
Stamp the first
image with VersaMark and then the second with an Encore metallic pad.
Technique looks best on darker, richer tone card stocks (i.e. Bravo
Burgundy, Handsome Hunter).
Use the VersaMark pad
like you would any of our pigment ink pads in your embossing projects.
Because VersaMark is a clear ink, you can use the embossing powder
color of your choice without the color of the pigment pad showing
through the embossed powder.
- Embossing with Classic pads
and stamp with one of our Classic Stampin' Pads. Clean the stamp and
then ink the same image with VersaMark, stamping directly over the
image. Apply clear embossing powder and heat with embossing tool. Note:
For best results, use the Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner to help line
up the image stamped with Classic pads and the embossed image.
- Embossing on Glass
stamping, rub the Embossing Buddy over the stamping surface. Stamp the
image on a glass container with the VersaMark pad and then emboss with
detail gold or silver for an elegant touch to any piece of glassware. Note: This technique is recommended for decorative purposes only. Embossed images can scratch off or come off when washed.
- Poppin' Pastels
Stamp the image
with the VersaMark ink pad on a piece of neutral colored card stock
(Whisper White, Very Vanilla, etc.). Apply Stampin' Pastels with sponge
daubers, stamping sponge or pastel applicator directly to the ink.
Stamp on Glossy White card
stock with the VersaMark pad. Ink up the rubber brayer in a Classic or
Spectrum pad and repeatedly roll over the card stock. Wherever the
VersaMark ink was stamped, the card stock resists the colored ink from
the brayer. Note: This technique can also be done with a Gold Encore pad.
- Emboss Resist
Stamp an image
with VersaMark ink and emboss with Crystal Clear embossing powder. When
the image is cool, sponge one or more colors of Classic ink over and
around embossed image. The stamped image will resist the ink.
- Reverse Pastels
Pastels (bright colors work best) to a dark colored card stock (Basic
Black, Night of Navy, Close to Cocoa, etc.) and then stamp over the
chalked area. The ink pulls off the color of the chalk, revealing the
paper beneath. Be sure to clean the stamp before re-inking as the chalk
you removed is now on your stamp and will dirty your VersaMark pad.
Create a great
tone-on-tone effect by stamping on a piece of colored card stock. The
image appears a deeper shade than the card stock and is perfect for