9/27 Using the Northern Trim Letterpress Plate
OK, I can see that this post will be a long one with lots of pictures and I hope you will bear with me and if you have the Northern Trim Letterpress Plate . . . maybe you learn a little bit from me based on my experiences.
But, the problem I was having is that my fingers kept getting into the ink as I handled the letterpress plate and then I was getting ink pretty much all over everything. Craft ink doesn't really dry in a timely manner and on a plate of plastic . . . it could probably stay inky indefinitely. It was bugging me to say the least. Then, I had a brainstorm and put post-it notes onto the plate.
This is what it looked like when I used the post-it notes. Much less messy!! Before I ran it through the Big Shot machine, I removed the post-its and the results were perfect, and my fingers stayed ink free!
Above you can see close-ups of what the Craft ink looks like on Watercolor Paper and on Naturals White paper. You do get a deeper impression on the Watercolor paper . . . but not enough to make that much of a difference. I decided to create my projects using the Naturals White paper as it is just easier to stamp on.
Misc: Post It Notes
Kay Kalthoff is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Lino Lakes, Minnesota stamping, caring and sharing with customers and demonstrators locally and nationally!