1.When I painted the wood and then stamped on top and then added a layer of gloss the "ink" smeared.
2. I tried first stamping on the wood then let dry, then painted with some translucent glass paint but that semi smeared the ink and then once again smeared when I put the gloss on top
3. So then I bought a different ink pad, but I bought the wrong one I need to buy the starz on brand because that won't smear.
So after all the different testings I ended up just stamping with my original ink pad and using colored pencils to color the image instead of paint. I used crayola on the turtle pendant and I used prisma colors on the owl. I let the turtle ink dry over night and then I glossed where I just stamped the owl and let it dry for like and hour and then glossed. The owl seemed to bleed just a little when I glossed where the turtle seemed to be ok. I did also put some pearl x powder ontop to give it some sparkle but it didn't show up as much as I wanted though you can see it better if you look really close. I did find out I need to mix the pearl x powder with a certain medium so it will sparkle better. I am going to buy the starz on ink pad soon and do a test with that. I really like how these came out and can't wait to put bails on them and string and wear! Who knows I may start a 2 Cute Jewelry line. I also have some other ideas where I continue to crop the stamps in a unique way and also maybe even doing some hand drawn one of a kind pendants, perhaps even some abstract ones too!!!