Tomorrow I will have the privilege of launching the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear, from EK Success, on Create and Craft TV at 2pm on Friday 12th April (yes, tomorrow!).
I am very excited by the simplicity and creativity of the system and I hope to be able to share what I have discovered with you all later on today – in the meantime, here’s a quick overview of what is in store …
The Inkadinkado Stamping Gear is a system that helps you create precisely positioned repeat patterns using your rubber stamps. It takes all of the thinking and labour out of the job and gives you back the bit you enjoy. The creativity.
The first thing that I have to say is that I was very impressed with how easy the whole thing was to use, setting up is as simple as taking the tools out of their box.
Whilst I’m talking about the box, there are a number of design ideas on each and every packet from which you can get a good grasp of how the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear works.
There are a number of key components that are on offer with this system. You can pick and choose between these elements r just grab yourself the deluxe set which pretty much everything that you need.
So what’s what?
The Wheels and Cogs
These form the shape around which your repeat design will be created. These come in four shapes – circles, ovals, squares and rectangles.
I did some research to see what the different sizes would give me. Here is a summary that is relevant to all of the shapes –
- Stamping around the outer edge of the wheel gives you the largest design.
- Samping around the outer edge of the cog gives you the middle sized design.
- Stamping around the inner edge of the wheel gives you the smallest design.
The Stamping Handle
This specially designed handle (also called a paddle) has an ergonomic raised grip, a grid for perfect positioning of the stamp and a notch at either end so that it sits in the right position in the wheel or cog.
The handle for the square differs in that it has three notches on one end, this is so that you get perfect 45 degree angles.
The range of designs from EK Success is great, there are lots to choose from and each has been specifically designed to work with the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear sysem.
Each one has a piece of green ‘cling’ foam already stuck to them. This gives nice cushioning for even pressure when stamping and means that you can quickly change between stamps.
Note: You may be pleased to know that I have discovered that you can adapt other brands of stamps to work with this system by adding self adhesive cling foam to the back of your existing stamps – this is all that is needed. If the stamps that you have already have this on them then they are ready to go!
Here’s a small selection of the stamps available from Inkadinkado for this sysem.
So, having been given a full set of these tools to play with, and having done my research I set about playing, er, I mean researching.
I tried many of the recommended techniques which I will cover in the shows and also blog about in the future.
After a while I took a look at what I’d created and was very excited about the wonderful patterns that I had made.
Here are a few examples.
Anyway, that’s an overview of this system and as I said I will be posting more techniques and ideas in the future.
Hope you can join me for the shows.
If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to list them below and I’ll endeavour to respond or cover them in future posts.
Bye for now