1. Download the General Guidelines, Tips, & Techniques for helpful information on using the Stamping Gear.
2. We recommend that you experiment with your Stamping Gear on newsprint or white copy paper using the images you like to see how they overlap. Try different spacing such as the closed basic and open basic techniques to see the results—there are no rules, just what appeals to you. You’ll love trying new combinations! You can choose to create a tonal effect matching ink color to paper color, or a contrasting effect. Either way, you can't go wrong. Stamp in the center or off the edges as you wish, but make each one different. When you have decided on the patterns you like, go on to the next step.
3. Prior to stamping, remove all creases and wrinkles from the Pashmina.
4. Cover the work surface with newsprint. Secure the Pashmina to the tabletop with the masking tape.
5. Put an amount of dark grey paint onto the paper plate. Use the foam brush to pick up the paint and apply it to your stamp. You will have better control of the amount of paint used doing it this way as opposed to dabbing your stamp directly in the paint. You only want paint applied to the stamp area itself, not any of the surrounding rubber.
6. Following your chosen design, stamp your first pattern. You can place them randomly or in rows as you wish, or falling off the edge of the scarf (beware any additional fabric bulk if there is a hemmed edge—this can affect the stamped image). Allow drying time between patterns to avoid any possibility of smudging.
7. You might wish to add a straight row of images at the fringed edges as we did.