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Old 05-28-2009, 09:21 PM
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I bought the one from Michaels and used a coupon. I forget the brand but it is red rubber, has a plastic handle and can be taken apart for cleaning which is a good thing.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:33 AM
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That's the Speedball brayer! J's, M's & SU! all carry it. I agree with Stacy, it works well & is easy to clean.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:32 PM
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Ok, got my Speedball brayer (w/ a coupon of course). So, how do I use it??? Do you ink the brayer then roll over the stamp or ink the stamp and then brayer over to even it out? Also, the only chalk ink I have is in a little cats eye container. Do you need a regular square ink pad to use w/ a brayer?

Also, tried glossy paper & got a better impression, but still not optimal. Hope the brayer will help
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:45 AM
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Ink the brayer and roll it over the stamp.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:29 AM
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Be sure you roll across the entire pad and several times to ensure good ink coverage and to minimize lines. The more you start and stop on the pad instead of going all the way across, the more lines you will get. Don't worry if it isn't perfect at first, you will be an expert after only a few times.

A brayer is a great tool to have around. I even use mine to roll across something to ensure it is glue down completely. Just be sure the brayer is clean. I usually roll on the back side but be sure you don't do what I did and lay your card face down on a inky table. I was so not happy with myself after that one.
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:01 PM
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The chalk ink is for 1st time use on polymer stamps. For some as yet unknown scientific reason, using chalk ink on the polymer helps it hold dye inks better. Your little pad is fine for this purpose. Just tap it all over the image then stamp on scrap paper or even good paper. (you might get a good image!) Clean the stamp. Ink up your brayer following Stacy's directions & cover the surface of the image with dye ink. As mentioned before DO NOT STOP THE BRAYER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STAMP! Those lines are a pain to get rid of. You may need to reink your brayer several times and go across the stamp from different angles to get complete coverage. It may take a little practice to figure out the best method for inking up & brayering that works for you, but the results should be worth it!
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:12 PM
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Here is a "Photo Stamp Clinic" I found at Oxford Impressions: http://www.oxfordimpressions.com/photostylestamps.html
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:45 PM
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I thought that was an excellent tutorial on the photo stamps. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:18 PM
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Here is a "Photo Stamp Clinic" I found at Oxford Impressions: http://www.oxfordimpressions.com/photostylestamps.html
Super helpful! Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:38 PM
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Thanks for sharing the "photo stamp clinic" Tinnalee.

Here is another tip I learned from OnyxXpressions -- Use chalk inks. Go here for Cheryl's comments.

http://www.onyxxpressions.com/id177.htm
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