How to Fix Stamping Pressure!

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Today’s article is brought to by request of a Facebook fan! She was asking me how to tell if you’re using the right pressure when scraping the plate. Today’s article is going to answer that question! I intentionally picked a design that has a wide open area so that it’s easier to see what we’re going for. We will be focusing on this teapot design from Cici&Sisi Plate 14.

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Here is an example of not enough pressure. This is still way too much polish on the design.

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Here is what that will look like on your stamper. It’s all flooded and smeared.

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This example is way too much pressure. It was so much pressure that it scraped out some of the design!

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So on the stamper, you don’t even have a design!

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This third example is getting slightly better. The design is mostly filled in. But see how there is still some polish missing in the center of the teapot?

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This is what it looks like when you are still removing too much polish. There is a big gap in the middle of the design.

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This is perfect pressure! You want the scraper (I use an old hotel key card which is like a credit card) to glide over the top of the design. You’re not pressing very hard. If you need to, you can swipe over the design again at a different angle.

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Now we have a filled in teapot! Hooray!

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I hope this short and sweet article was helpful! Please let me know what you want to see next!

Author: Anne Smith

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