5 Rubber Stamps and Paper Type Tips To Know


Different paper types can affect your rubber stamps and the stamped images differently depending on their material. If you wish to experiment around with different materials for your stamping purposes, then here are 5 paper type and rubber stamp tips you should know about:

  1. Vellum Paper

Popularly known as drafting paper, Vellum is a translucent type paper material that is most effectively used when heat embossed. Drafting paper is ideal for stained glass techniques and combined with various different types of paper along with rubber stamps to achieve multiple different effects. If you are looking for delicate material that provides a strong glow, you can consider embossing Vellum paper with pearl powder for a shimmery finish.

  1. Card stock

Durable, somewhat resistant to folding and dense, card stock is most commonly combined with rubber stamps to create name cards because of their long lasting quality. Card stock are also the easiest and best paper type to apply different finishing options on so if you are keen to experiment with finishing options, card stock is a good “base” to invest in. However, do keep in mind that if you are using coated card stock materials, certain inks like pigment inks are slow to dry. Sometimes they won’t dry well since they cannot be absorbed so you may have to consider heat embossing to set the ink.

  1. Parchment

Parchment paper are made from wood pulp and ideal for crafting since they are durable and well suited for crafting with their long archival life. When it comes to stamping, parchment paper are capable of mixing well with a wide variety of inks in rubber stamps. Depending on the type of parchment paper, the end results are always different. Parchment paper are also good for finishing options like lamination, embossing, debossing and others!

  1. Clear Transparency Film

Much like vellum paper, clear transparency film also comes with a translucency. This type of paper is specifically built to withstand heat embossing and will not shrink or buckle so if heat embossing is something you require, you can combine this paper type with others to form a new effect.

  1. Specialty Paper

Specialty papers like deco film, metallic paper, clear acetate and other types are often used together with rubber stamps to recreate special effects and textures. When used well, it can give form to better designs and crafts. But keep in mind to do research on what kind of inks these specialty papers can accept. Especially when it comes to coated and uncoated papers, just in case., For example some acetate papers do not do well with heat embossing while inks like pigment ink often require heat embossing for the ink to set. You want to pick the right combination when using your rubber stamps with your crafting paper.

There you have it, these are the 5 paper types that can be combined with rubber stamps and what you have to know while trying them out. Have you tried any of these paper types with your crafting just yet? What can you potentially use these to create? Go ahead and experiment with different paper types to find out the answer!

Posted on: June 15, 2017

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