i'm not much of a stamper. or a painter. and i think that's because i feel like i can 'mess it up' easily. so i thought of a plan. to get more stamping & painting going on my work (cause i love looking at yours!). with the clear stamps, it's easy. just place & see where it lands... but with the mounted stamps... so i figured i wanted to feel 'save'. and maybe you are already doing it, or not, but i thought "what if i had the stamp as a layover/ transparency and i could simply look at it BEFORE i stamped it on my precious work?". now that sounded as a fabulous idea. so here's how i work:
when i buy a new stamp, i first stamp it on a blank transparency. i bought a box of these a million years ago (actually i stole it from my work, but it's my own company, so my own money :D. we used it 'back in the old days' for Power Point presentations):
and if you are planning on buying a box of those blank transparencies, of course you can use them for numerous things. i also use it as a 'color card' for my acrylic paints. this way i can view the color better. hold it over my project and decide what color of green is best.