Today I thought I'd show you the 2 step stamping technique. You can buy sets of stamps, where you build up the image by placing one stamp on top of another... Its a little bit like 2D decoupage for stamping. There can be up to 4 layers, but it is still called 2 step !!
|the stamp set from SU!|
Below, you can see how each of the different layers stamps individually, with number 1 as the base up to number 3 as the top detailed layer.
|2 step stamping example|
When you stamp each layer on top of the other, you can create an image like the one above. You can see in the picture how using different tones of ink helps to define each the layers to create an effective image. It can be difficult to line up the layers, especially if you are using a rubber stamp not a clear one; that's when it can be useful to have a tool like the stamp-a-ma-jig which help to line everything up.