Stamps are all the rage right now, and it’s easy to see why! Now more than ever, the market is filled with all sorts of stamps, from simple and cute designs to more complex and professional-looking ones. And the best thing about stamps is that you can use them to create amazing pages for your bullet journal with the least effort on your part!
If you are not using stamps on your BuJo yet, continue reading below to know why you should use stamps soon together with a few tips to help you get started. Plus, you can always start scrolling for our MS Stamp Collection 😉
Why Stamps are a Must-Have for Your Bullet Journal
Now you might be wondering: why should you even use stamps if you already have washi tape, stickers, and pens in the first place?
Well, there are a lot of benefits to using stamps to decorate the pages of your bullet journal, and some of them are the following:
- Stamps are affordable.
While different stamps are priced differently, you can use them for a long time so you can make the most out of even the most expensive ones. And don’t forget Silicon Gel Stamps! With just one or two acrylic bases, you can buy more sheets of Clear Stamps and enjoy the magic of stamping!
- Stamps are simple and easy to use.
No artistic talent or special skills are required to start using stamps. For acrylic stamps check here. And more than that, all you need is ink!
- Stamps are reusable.
You can invest in stamps and use them for as long as you want, unlike other tools that are just good for one-time use. Keep your inks well-packed and start decorating those pages!
- Stamps are super fast to use.
Stamping is a great way to get started with bullet journaling even if you are short on time. No need to sketch and erase. Just stamp it!
- Stamps are customizable.
The same stamp will get a completely different look if you use another ink or pair it with another stamp.
How to Get Started with Stamping
Before you use your stamps, try them on a separate sheet of paper first. Determine where the stamps will go and check if they fit properly. After doing these, you can now get started.
- Place the stamp.
If you use regular stamp, just get it out of the box and aim! If we are talking Silicon Gel stamps, then unstuck the stamp and put it on an acrylic block. If you are using a block with grids, just put the stamps alongside the grid to make it easier to stamp it straight.
- Apply ink.
When applying ink, make sure you use gentle taps of the ink pad on top of the stamp. Continue tapping until you cover the entire stamp with the ink color. Avoid pushing too hard since it might lead to getting excessive ink that might spill onto parts of the stamp that shouldn’t be covered in the first place. You can also use a marker to paint the stamps!
- Start stamping.
Stamping may require a bit of trick but you can soon learn and master how to do it with some practice. Try stamping at 90 degrees to prevent stamping some areas more than others. See to it that all parts of the stamp are pressed properly against the paper. Again, don’t push too hard. Enjoy the process!
- Lift the stamp.
You can now lift the stamp off the paper. Make sure you lift it evenly and directly to prevent unwanted smudges. Most importantly, let the stamp dry first before you write on the page to avoid smudges.
Start stamping your way to the prettiest bullet journal ever!
STAMPS 101: How to Use Stamps in Bullet Journal