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Re: multi-layered stamps & ink in box
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Reply to: #979864 by The Red Hare
Oct 1, 2019 1:15am
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In general, gold ink doesn't work well. Period. For a decent gold effect, better to use clear ink (yes, it exists) and emboss it with gold embossing powder. You actually might be able to use black ink, meaning that any ink that doesn't end up with embossing powder stuck to it would just look like part of the black image.

Of course, embossing is a challenge in the field. We've discussed before whether embossing can be done with 12V heaters plugged into the cigarette lighter or whatnot.
Re: multi-layered stamps & ink in box
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #979901 by Kirbert
Oct 3, 2019 2:40pm
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In general, gold ink doesn't work well. Period.

Aw. I thought the ink I bought was just bad quality. I'm sad to hear that it just doesn't seem to stamp well. :(
Re: multi-layered stamps & ink in box
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #979864 by The Red Hare
Oct 3, 2019 7:46pm
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I guess I may be the odd one out. The multi-layer stamps I have done tend to be truly multi-layer. I am admittedly influenced by wood-block printing in that way. However, I don’t print one color, carve, print next, carve, etc. That would just be silly. :P
Re: multi-layered stamps & ink in box
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #979864 by The Red Hare
Oct 3, 2019 8:03pm
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thanks everyone for the great info! yes, i have also noticed gold doesn't seem to transfer well...thought it was just that my log book is white paper and gold ink is light colored.

i was hoping that it would work if i did layers from the paper of black ink first then put the gold ink on top of black. just like u all said... "maybe, but be careful". thanks for the suggestions that i should do a true multi-layered stamp where the black goes on the paper and then the gold goes directly on the white paper left over or reverse that and try gold ink first then black around it as the second stamp. i will run some options with different inks and stamp patterns and let you know since there are lots of factors.

thank you again for your insight!
The Red Hare
Re: multi-layered stamps & ink in box
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #980033 by AlishaMisha
Oct 4, 2019 3:21pm
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That would be a reduction print. A technique used by linoleum carvers.
Re: multi-layered stamps & ink in box
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #979874 by PI Joe
Oct 4, 2019 3:29pm
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Then those are multi color, not multi layer. You can do multiple layers with multiple colors in each layer, but there have to either be multiple blocks that overlap or a reduction print (progressively carving out from the same block) for it to be multi layer. Otherwise, it would indeed be quite a misnomer ;)