Spotlight on... StazOn Ink Pads
Friday, 20 March 2015 | Vicky
Stamping is a great way to add a personal touch to loads of different projects (and it’s one of our favourite crafts here at Sticky Tiger!), and there are ink pads for pretty much every surface you could want to print onto. Some are designed to look sharp and crisp on paper, making them ideal for card-making, while others are better suited to fabric – these ones are particularly great if you want to make some quirky cushions or bedlinen. There are also a few ink pads which have been manufactured to work equally well on several different surfaces, from card and paper to glass and ceramics – today we’re going to introduce you to one of our favourites, StazOn by Imagine Crafts (Tsukineko).
- The StazOn ink pads work on several different surfaces, leaving a crisp, clear print behind, making them ideal for mixed-media projects.
- They can be used on cardstock, glossy paper, shrink plastic (GREAT for making jewellery with!), acetate, clay, tile, wood, metal, plastic and glass. Phew!
- We particularly like the way the ink pad is raised quite a way from the case, so you don’t end up knocking your stamp onto the edge of the plastic – so simple but so good!
- StazOn ink pads come in a wide range of vibrant colours, from Claret and Cherry Pink, all the way through the spectrum to Teal Blue and Cactus Green.
- Even though the pads are available in a rainbow of colours, the inks are also easily blendable – simply apply them to an acrylic block and mix to your desired shade.
- The inks come in a few different finishes; the Original is translucent, while the Opaque is a richer, deeper colour, and the StazOn Metallic has a shimmering quality to it. They’re all great for non-porous surfaces, but the Metallics aren’t recommended for use on paper.
- The new midi size have all the great features of the larger pads, but with the added bonus of an easy-to-hold ergonomic design and a stackable case – great if you’re low on storage space.
- StazOn ink pads have no odour whatsoever, which is great, and they’re easy to remove with the StazOn cleaner.
- Finally, they’re completely acid free and archival quality – so you can be sure that your projects will stay as bright and vibrant in the future as they were on the day you made them.
Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Vicky
Geometrics and Aztec prints have been everywhere this past year, we’ve come up with a great little tutorial on how to make your own geometric wall hanging from ink pads and mouldable foam stamps.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Vicky
We’ve come up with a few great tips and simple tutorials for stamping onto different surfaces – ink pads at the ready, this week we’re working with fabric!
Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Vicky
In the second of our series on stamping onto different surfaces, we’re listing our best tips for working with ink and paper; from handmade cards and place settings to bunting, wrapping paper and even wallpaper, the opportunities to create something wonderful with an ink pad and a flat surface are pretty much endless.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Vicky
Although most people know you can stamp onto all types of paper and even several different fabrics, not everyone realises that you can use the same techniques onto 3D objects such as plant pots, vases, lampshades and other curved objects.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 | Vicky
With Valentines Day just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to get crafty; instead of opting for the usual flowers-and-chocolates combination, why not make things a little less commercial with our simple Valentines bunting?