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Multi-Color Candle Stamp

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - planner 3

 

Multi-Color Mint Stamp Tutorial by Kelly Wayment

 

 

Ahh, the Mint. So cute. So perfect. It does one thing, and it does it well. The rest of its awesomeness is up to you. Kelly here today, to share how to make a multi-color Mint stamp. Because everything’s better with pops of color, right?

 

For this project you need the following:

 

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - supplies

 

 

Let’s go!

 

1- PREPARE YOUR DESIGN

 

The first step is to prepare your design.

 

You can start the design in Silhouette Studio® or in Mint Studio™, depending upon which library contains your purchased design. If you start in Silhouette Studio®, just save it as a .Studio file, then once in Mint Studio™ you can go to File>Open and navigate to where you saved it.

 

The key to a multi-color Mint stamp is this: Choose a design where the elements you want as different colors DO NOT TOUCH. Once the inks touch, they will start to migrate and you can lose control of where the colors go.

 

I chose this birthday candle design so I could position the colors separately with low risk of them touching.

  • Ungroup the design.
  • Select one candle with all its pieces and make it a compound path (right click – Make Compound Path).
  • Delete all the extra pieces except that one altered candle and one flame.
  • Duplicate the candle (right click – Duplicate) and resize some of the duplicates (drag a corner handle) to fill up your selected stamp size until you’re happy with it. Allow enough space so your separate ink colors are easy to apply without touching.

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - prepare candle design

 

 

TIP: Some helpful menu functions when arranging designs on your stamp are in the Object>Align drop down menu. You can click on your favorites if you are familiar with what they do, or if you choose Object>Align>Align Options it will bring up a full window with visual choices familiar to Silhouette Studio® users.

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - align options

 

 

If you want to see a visual representation of how your stamp will look with your ink colors, all the Mint ink colors are at the bottom of the screen.

  • Select all the shapes and click the solid circle so they all receive a solid fill color.

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - solid fill

 

 

  • Now you can choose individual shapes and click on the various colors to see what your chosen inks will look like. Note that the colors on your screen do not affect how your stamp is created. Adding the ink to the stamp after you “Mint” the stamp is where the real color comes from.

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - various color fill

 

 

2- SEND TO MINT

 

Now comes the fast and easy part.

  • Click on the Mint leaf icon to send the stamp sheet through your machine. The image on screen will be black & white and mirrored.
  • The instructions will tell you to check your filters (we’re not using any for this design).
  • Click on Start Mint and the machine’s light will start to flash.
  • Insert the correct stamp sheet face up into the back of the Mint machine.
  • In less than a minute, your stamp will be created and you can break it out of its sheet holder and apply it to the stamp mount.

 

 

3- APPLY MINT INK

 

We’re ready to apply those multiple colors of ink. Depending on the design, you can apply each color separately and blot the excess away between colors, or you can apply all the colors at once for a single waiting period.

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - apply ink

 

 

It absorbs quickly. I usually wait 5-10 minutes before blotting the excess ink away in the next step.

 

 

4- BLOT EXCESS INK

 

Once your ink has absorbed for a bit (it won’t all absorb), simply stamp it several times on a piece of scrap paper to remove the excess. Once the stamp is stamping cleanly, stamp on a label to add to the lid for that stamp.

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - blot excess ink

 

 

Don’t you love all that color?!

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - detail

 

 

5- STAMP EVERYTHING!

 

Now stamp up those planners and cards and tags and whatever needs some beautiful colored candles until you run out of ink. Then add the same colors of ink, let it sit, blot, and stamp some more!

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - planner 3

Multi-Color Mint Stamp - planner full view

Kelly Wayment

Hi! I'm Kelly Wayment and am thrilled to continue on with Silhouette America's design team for a fourth term. I live in Utah with my husband of 17+ years and our four kids ranging from first-grader to teen. I work part-time as an auditor in an accounting firm, but I would always prefer to be crafting. I started scrapbooking and cardmaking in 1999, and that has spread into other crafts over the years. The Silhouette machine has literally changed the course of my life as it has turned my simple hobbies into ways to push the boundaries with my creativity, along with innumerable opportunities to teach and share that joy with others.

Designs Used:

Products Used:

Mint Ink

Mint Stamp Kit

Silhouette Mint™ Custom Stamp Maker

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13 comments

  1. Where do you get the blocks used to put the stamp?

    1. The blocks come in each stamp kit.

    2. Yes, the stamp KIT comes with a block and material for one stamp. This one in my example is the 30 mm x 30 mm stamp, which actually comes with the Mint machine. For subsequent refills, you can buy the stamp SHEET SET (no block) to fit your existing blocks.

  2. Love the colors! I bet this stamp would make some great giftwrap too!

    1. Great idea! Thanks, Analisa!

  3. This is where I have been confused. You can have several stamps the same size and only need one block? You can change them out?

    1. Correct! You can have several stamps the same size and only need one block. The white “top” snaps on and off making it a snap to switch them out.

      1. Thanks! That what I wasn’t clear on. Now to make my first stamp!

    2. Becky, you may want to see my Mint tutorial on this blog on Jan. 1, 2016. (You can type in “Mint Kids Stamps” in the search bar to find it quickly.)

      1. Thanks Kelly! Just the picture showing the stamp half off the block made it clear!

        1. Terrific! Have fun making those stamps! 🙂

  4. awesome stamp, I love my mint

    1. Thanks, Kathy! I’m glad you love your Mint!

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