What?!? You may be asking yourself - What in the world is "variegated stamping" and why would you want to know about it? Well, first let me show you a picture of what I'm talking about.
Did you notice the butterfly on the front of the card? Notice the different colors on the butterfly? I didn't use a rainbow stamp pad. I decided I wanted the colors of the butterfly to match my paper. How did I do it? VARIEGATED STAMPING!!
It's a fancy name for a technique that duplicates using a rainbow stamp pad. The only problem with the rainbow stamp pad is you are limited in colors and can't easily choose which color to use on a specific part of the image. (Does that make sense?)
I picked out the 3 colors I wanted to use that would coordinate with my CTMH paper packet - Olivia. The colors I used were Pear, Barn Red, and Smoothie. I also used 3 sponge daubers. I started with the lighest of my three ink colors and inked up the sponge dauber and then daubed ink on specific parts of the butterfly stamp. I then did the same with the the next lightest color and then finally the darkest ink color. After daubing the image, I breathed on the inked stamp to moisten the ink and then stamped the image.
Here are some more examples using this technique. The first is a card I made using the feather image from the Circle of Love stamp set and the Magnifique paper pack.
This last picture shows an small box I altered to hold cards. I used the same paper and stamp set as above. This time I used the peacock image from the stamp set and again used the variegated stamping technique.
I'd love to hear back from you after you have tried this technique. I would also love to see pictures. Share, share, share!