September 17, 2014

No. 6173

I'm posting the results of an experiment with gel pens that was driven by this week's SSS Monday blog challenge which is "rock the techniques."

Using the pens, I wrote directly on the rubber of small sections of various stamps and pressed them on to the tag. Then I filled in the blank background areas with distress ink. I was able to capture detail with accuracy and color changes were a snap, thanks to the small pen tips and slow drying time.

Would I use this technique again? Definitely, but just for small bits and only after planning for potential smearing when other inks are applied on top. My gel pens aren't waterproof/permanent but that can be an asset with other techniques (see previous post).


  1. Cute tag,it's good to try a new technique isn't it :)

    Donna xx

  2. Your experiment turned out great!!! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)