The material you are using with your rubber stamps can actually contribute to the overall outcome of the final design you end up with. This is why avid rubber stamp users are so keen on experimenting with different design aspects. If you are looking for something to experiment with, why not try out these 5 rubber stamp friendly parchment types?
Here are some recommendations:
1. Card stock
Card stock are material typically used to print name cards and other paper crafts since they are sturdy enough to withstand treatment like folding. Users can choose between the standard card stock, or card stock that are specially treated with coating like glossy card stock. Depending on the embellishments and techniques you wish to use, other types of card stocks may work better. For example, matte card stocks are ideal for heat embossing style techniques and brayer type techniques.
2. Plantable paper
Perhaps one of the newest options so far, plantable paper is a type of paper created with seeds embedded into their material. When the document is no longer necessary, users can actually use the shredded paper as material to plant and grow flowers, even herbs out of them. This not only does well for the environment, but the texture, colour tone and material brings about a unique look to your rubber stamped design.
3. Clear Acetate
Also known as clear transparency film, acetate is a type of material that is compatible with laser and copy machines. Clear acetate is strong enough to withstand heat embossing without any signs of wrinkling or buckling. It’s consistency and clearness also works well with the experimentation of colour mixing so if that is one of the options you wish to explore, then this is the material for you.
4. Bamboo Paper
Bamboo Paper can also be an interesting paper type material for rubber stamps. Bamboo paper are known for their warm tones, a matte finish and also biodegradable nature. What’s more, bamboo paper works exceptionally well for users who wish to recreate watercolour texture.
5. Drafting Paper
Drafting paper, also known as Vellum paper, is seen typically as a translucent type paper that are ideal for heat embossing and colouring. Make use of this paper if you wish to apply more techniques to make vellum seem like stained glass and more! Drafting paper can also be combined with a variety of different paper material for added effect.
These are the 5 rubber stamp friendly parchment types to try out. Depending on the material, the ink and rubber stamp impression would look different. Feel free to get creative with your design and create more from mixing and matching different rubber stamp ink with parchment types.