Rubber stamp mutilation

I do feel sort of like a rubber stamp serial killer, but as I get liberated
from all those blocks of wood I'm sure I'll get over it. Kind of like when
I threw all the jewel cases away to my CD's a few years ago and put them all
in binders.
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Reply to
King's Crown
Lynne, I am certain that the stamps will not hold it against you.. Lol... and I am quite sure none of us will. ;) Ang.
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Angbug
On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 00:27:22 GMT, "King's Crown" wrote:
lol! I had to laugh at that... you're a braver man than I am Gunga Din! My stamps have filled up their drawer and I'm double-stacking them now... I hate the thought of ripping them apart though - they cost money and what if I broke them or changed my mind later?
So how do you actually use them once they're off their blocks? I've often wondered about those acrylic stamps and unmounted ones but I've never been brave enough to buy them because i don't know how to use them - I've got a grand total of three unmounted stamps that I bought years ago, and I use them just by holding the rubber in my hand - not ideal!
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Karen AKA Kajikit
I got some free acrylic blocks for an Acrylic store. They put all their scraps in a bin and one is free to sort through it. I got several different sizes. On the back of the stamps that I have adhered the foam to is that static cling plastic. I press the unmounted rubber stamp to the acrylic block do my stamping. Clean it and pull it off the acrylic block and place it back on it's page. It works quite well.
I have a stamp that never stamped correctly on it's block and I'm curious to find out if it's the block that is causing the problem or the rubber stamp.
I've been literally pulling the stamps off the blocks. No microwaving to loosen them. It hasn't stretched out the rubber or damaged one yet. There have been some that I've really had to pull hard on too. It's really a big experiment and I'm hoping to not ruin any stamps in the process.
Lynne
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King's Crown
Karen...I have hundreds of unmounted stamps bought in sheets from various places. I have put a scribble of Aleene's Reposition-it! Tacky Glue on the backs of them all and I use them with an acrylic block. Storage is a ring binder with the stamps stuck to the plain old polypocket page protectors with a piece of firm card inserted.
If you feel the impression is not that clear you can use a mouse mat under your cardstock.....I have never felt the need....LOL I stamp on a piece of butcher's block which is a very firm and sturdy surface....I think that helps to ensure you get even pressure all over. I am seriously thinking of unmounting all my stamps now. More recent stamp purchases have been SeeD's or clear polymers as I love the ease of soap and water clean up and jewel case storage.
Take care, Marilyn (Scotland UK)
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Marilyn
Ahh just think of it as a face lift. You know now your stamps have a younger, lighter, and hipper look...jeeze I'm such a dork sometimes! ;) So did you use the cling type mounting? If so, how well do they cling?
Kelly
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FL_Kelly
The cling works really well. In fact the stick so well you kind of have to pry them off. I'm very pleased with the results.
Lynne
Reply to
King's Crown
I think I'm the one that recommended it... and seriously I love this stuff! I've even been known to stick a few on the side of a pen caddy I have that I use alot... still hanging there... :)
Reply to
RJ
So where do you get the cling plastic that you are using? This sounds like something I might want to try as my stamp drawer is quickly filling up.
Reply to
Cathy
hahaha listen to you... stamp drawer... where's the "S" after drawer as in drawers. OK just teasing you a little. Yes, I have stamp drawers... small ones, but multiples none the less. Anyhow 2 of them are empty. I've been searching around on the internet today for more supplies. I've used up all I bought at the Rubber Stamp Convention. I never thought I'd get that far.
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The above link is to the stuff I used. It's called EZ Mount Stamp N' Stor. I didn't buy it from this site. I'm still looking around. I saw the EZ Mount as low at $2.50 a sheet at the convention, but it may have been for the 8 1/2 X 11. I bought the 8 1/2 X 13 1/4 for $3.50 a sheet. I also got the 8 1/2 X 11 Stamp N' Stor Storage panels for binders I already have. The 5 sheets I bought with stamps stored on both sides takes up a 3 inch binder.
I did some stamping today and it felt so good to know where all my loose stamps were. I haven't started on the sets yet as they are in their original plastic boxes and pretty easy to find, BUT they will be taken a part some day. I put the stamps grouped together by theme. I have a page of words. I have a page of plant life. I have a cooking stamp page. I have a celestial stamp page. I do have a miscellaneous page for odd balls waiting to belong to a theme.
Lynne
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King's Crown
Here is a company that I got a ad from in the mail and I have bought a few things from her. Her service s great and I ordered some of the unmounted stamp stuff. Have not used it yet and feel her prices are good, but you know service is what counts!!
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HTH and Good luck!
OKC Dave
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OKC Dave
On Thu, 03 Aug 2006 03:34:58 GMT, "King's Crown" wrote:
Thanks for the link - it looks like something I'll have to think about buying - space is at a premium in my craftroom!
Reply to
Karen AKA Kajikit
Well gee, give me a break I'm just a beginning stamper! :-) At the rate I'm buying them thought, it won't take long to expand my collection. Now all I have to do is find more room in this small apartment to hide stuff! Thanks for the link I'll check it out.
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Cathy

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