I've have a new tool that I have fallen in love with. It is the MISTI, from My Sweet Petunia. M.I.S.T.I. stands for the Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented. Today I have compiled a list of my five reason I love the MISTI. (Just so you know. I paid full price for my MISTI and receive no compensation for my endorsement.)
I've learned a lot from blogs and YouTube videos. Below are some I've found most informative, but there are many more out there:
Prep and getting started:
MISTI Stamping Tool - Introduction & Getting Started by Taherrah
Review of the MISTI Stamping Tool by Darlene DeVries
Using diecuts and stamp combos:
Multi Step Stamping with the MISTI by Maureen Wong
Stamping with Watercolor Markers (with MISTI) by Virginia Lu
Aligning multiple images from a single stamp:
Repeat Stamping with the MISTI by Maureen Wong
Then I began experimenting on my own. The techniques I show have already been given in the video's above and probably in others out there as well. One thing I have not see in looking on the web is an example of using the MISTI with unmounted rubber stamps. I've only seen rubber stamps with foam attached.
I'm a fan of Club Scrap's unmounted rubber stamps. These are rubber stamps that do not have foam mounted on the back side. Instead they have a remove adhesive and a foam pad is place under the stamped surface. Turns out MISTI works great for unmounted rubber stamps, too since it includes a foam pad to place under acrylic stamps. For my samples I've used:
- Club Scraps' Woven Strand collection stamps & papers
- Club Scrap hybrid inks in orchid, sapphire, peridot, moss, and ocean
- Club Scrap Pigment White ink.
So let's count down,
The Top Five Reasons to Stamp with MISTI:No. 5: Making an all over pattern using a single stamp - The pattern below was made used a single border stamp and off-setting the stamp for each color to make this background.
|No. 5 - All over patterns|
No. 4: Stamping a single stamp using multiple colors - Instead of trying to layer all the inks for one stamping, I was able to color and stamp each part one at a time to get perfect placement of ink colors.
|No. 4 - Stamp coloring|
No. 3: Stamping in white pigment ink - A single stamping of white ink on a dark background is not bright white enough for me, even with a high quality ink like Club Scraps' white ink. Now I can stamp the image multiple times with perfect alignment. See the difference below for a single stamping and a triple stamping.
|No 3 - Stamping White Ink (left single stamped, right triple stamped)|
No. 2: Exact placement of stamped images - When making an all over patterns from a single stamp I usually use a random pattern, since it is so hard to line up. Now I can align stamps perfectly every time. The following patterns were made from single stamps.
|No. 2 - Exact stamp placement|
No. 1: Re-Stamping solid area stamps - For solid image stamps getting a completely solid image is sometimes difficult especially on colored paper. Now I just stamp again to fill in the image. Below compares a single stamping with a double stamping on a colored paper.
|No. 1 - Re-stamping perfection (top single stamped, bottom double stamped)|