Stamping is a hobby that allows you to become an artist even if you never thought of yourself as one before. With a wide variety of decorative rubber stamps and clear acrylic art stamps, you can always find designs that fit your project and personality. Stamping on scrapbook pages and card crafts can help you de-stress and relax from your day. But what if you want more than a die-cut outline? What if you really want your stamp images to be full color? Today you will learn how to achieve briefmarken different styles of full color stamp designs.

Adding color, whether vibrant or subtle, can draw the eye where you want it in seconds. Coloring in the details on the rubber stamp itself is one of the first steps you take to achieve a full color image in your hobby stamping projects. Try one of the following techniques to add color to your creative ideas.


  1. Use a multicolored ink pad. You'll often find these in colored stripes ranging from a rainbow of different colors to complementary colors of different shades. You might even find multi-colored cake-shaped ink pads to add even more color to your stamp art. Regardless of the ink pad, number of colors, or shape, you will end up with a multicolored stamped image that will add great interest and appeal to your scrapbooks and card making crafts. This can add extra interest to monochrome images that don't need to be colored. Clear rubber stamps are ideal for this technique as you can see how well the ink covers the design as well as the blended color you end up with before you even stamp the image.
  2. Another way to add color before stamping is to use water-based colored markers. You can easily do this by simply painting the stamp details in the color of your choice. Depending on the size of the image you are stamping, you can stamp between different colors. Clean the stamp and then stamp the next color separately so the ink doesn't dry on the stamp before you get it on paper. This is very easy with your clear rubber stamps as you can see where to place the stamp which keeps your images perfectly aligned. If you find the ink is drying too much before you've finished coloring the stamp, simply give it a gentle sniff - the kind that fogs up your glasses - before stamping.
  3. The third way to add color to a stamped image is to simply choose an ink color other than black or brown. Then you can color the whole picture and stamp it on your paper craft ideas. When you're done with that, you can start filling in the gaps with fun painting techniques.

Once you've stamped your image with the technique of your choice, you can choose to add a vibrant color or use it as is. If you want to add more color, read on for more great ideas.


  1. You can use chalks or pastels to color a picture. Chalks are available in a variety of colors and shades. They are ideal for adding delicate color to rubber stamping projects. You can apply crayons with a stiff brush, Q-tip, eye makeup applicator or just use them like a crayon and then brush away the excess powder. It is best to experiment with the different application tools to find your preference. You may find that one pastel brand is more difficult than others. The softer they are, the easier it is to use a brush to apply color to your stamp work.
  2. Coloring with crayons can add bold, vivid colors to your rubber stamp crafts or subtle pastel tones on your card making or scrapbooking ideas. Choose good quality crayons and paints that suit your craft. With colored pencils you can easily add shadows, fine details or a background aura. The trick to coloring stamp images with crayons is how much pressure you put on the crayon as you color. Always color in the same direction. Use only light pressure for pastels or to mix colors. Likewise, for vivid colors, you should press harder when coloring. Smooth papers color differently than textured paper. Experiment with this technique if you are unsure of the effect you will get.
  3. Stamping extra color is a fun option. Many rubber stamp sets provide a solid background stamp that you can color in and then stamp to fill in objects like flowers or leaves. Keep these types of rubber stamps in mind as you develop your stamping ideas. It's fun to use and work with. When using these shadow stamps, be sure to choose a color that is lighter than the outline color so your details can still be seen after stamping the monochrome image.
  4. Add vibrant colors using markers. You can use water-based colored markers to easily color in details on your gummed designs. Try using this technique on smaller areas as sometimes the ink leaves overlapping lines when colored over dried ink.
  5. Pigment inks are a quick and easy way to add color to your rubber stamp images. With this technique, you can always be sure that the colors you use will match all your stamping elements. Ink can be applied in a variety of ways. Trial and error will help you choose your preferred method. Dab a makeup applicator, then lightly mist with water and color like you would a brush. You can also dab the corner of a makeup sponge into the ink and paint the stamp image dry or wet for different results.

Now you can fully enjoy full color hobby gummy designs. Use them for your hobby scrapbook art and card making while you unwind and relax after a long day. By exploring the world of color in your stamping hobby, you'll better realize your creative potential in designing beautiful works of art.