Saturday, January 26, 2008

I Need HELP wih Thomas Kinkade Stamps!

I purchased some Thomas Kinkade stamps for my mom and myself and have no idea where to find tutorials on how to use these. I know some are using Pallet Noire ink (?) some Versafine inks. What are these and how do they make it easy to color. All I have is black Stazon and clear Versamark and neither work for this kind of stamp. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE A VIDEO TUTORIAL ON THOMAS KINKADE STAMPS?? I'd sure love the link. Or even if someone can email me and explain what they use and how it works, I'd really really appreciate it!! THANKS GALS!!


Kathi B said...

Have you tried the Cornish Heritage Farms Forums?

Suzanne said...

I was going to suggest Cornish Heritage Farms too. There is info there about using these.

Good Luck! I haven't tried any of them yet.

Trina said...

Hi Kristine,

Check out this blog...
she is a designer for Cornish Heritage Farms and uses lots of those stamps. I think if you look back through her older posts you will see something that will help you.
Also, I have a versafine, and I love it!! It gives you a much finer stamped image, and is really good for detailed stamps. I also have never had any problems when I use my prismacolor pencils to color, some other inks bleed.

Bluemoon said...

I hope you will post information on your personal findings and inks that work with these stamps. I am wanting some too. I had this same problem when I received one specific brand of clear stamps, the ink stuck to the very sticky clear stamp and wouldn't deposit onto the paper! Kind of a downer to order something you like only to find out you need yet another "special" type of ink/product in order to use it.
Good luck to you... anxious to hear how it all works out...remember, sometimes new rubber has a coating on it, you may rub it lightly with a white eraser, or do some light cleaning to get the residue off before it will stamp a clean image. HTHelps. :)

Donelda said...

as others have suggested, cornish heritage farms has a great tutorial -- I have used prisma pencil colors and odorless thinner (called Gamsol magic on Splitcoaststampers if you want to see the tutorial on there). I have made a few cards that are in my Splitcoaststampers gallery -- if you are interested in what this technique looks like. Actually, I find that, although the stamps look intimidating to really can't mess them up. All the amazing art work is actually in the stamp itself!! It is easier than it looks!!

Good luck, I can hardly wait to see your finished card(s)!!!