Fiona of Staring at the Sea fame, had the baby wipe technique on her blog recently. It had been a long time since I'd thought about this technique, but was anxious to try it now that I have an ample supply of baby wipes.
The idea is to place a few baby wipes (wet directly from the pack) in or on something that the wipes won't damage or destroy when dye inks are added to the wipes. You can see I will be using my large clear acrylic block. I know I've said this before that I have practically no stamp pads, but tons of reinkers. They are all sorted by type: dye, pigment, distress, and solvent. I don't care about brand names, just type of ink. Most of these inks I've purchased on clearance.
Because my acrylic block was so large, I had to use three full sized baby wipes. These are not to be confused with wet wipes that are made of thinner material.
You can create your "stamp pad" any way you choose, but I chose to make stripes of various colors of dye ink. Make sure the "stamp pad" is larger than your stamp.
Use the baby wipe "stamp pad" exactly like you would use a regular stamp pad. Ink up and stamp (offers the person who doesn't stamp very often). And yes, I've used every type hand cleaner I own and I still can't get rid of that black chalk paint.
You should be able to get quite a few stamped images from your "stamp pad," but if you decide to twist the stamp,
at some point you are going to start stamping "mud."
When the baby wipes were nearly dry and beginning to make mud, I removed them from the acrylic block and swiped them over a couple of pieces of heavy white scrapbook paper (12" X 12").
To clean the block,
all I had to do was grab a clean baby wipe.
Now I just have to cut these images to size and layer them onto the front of a blank card.
AEDM and I am grateful that you stuck with me through these past 30 days.
I thought you might enjoy a review of everything I posted this month. Please double click for a much larger view.
Now let's head for December, everyone.