Welcome to today’s Tuesday’s Tip. These posts are tips about different products, crafting and also ways of stretching the supplies that you already may have. I alternate Tuesday’s Tip, Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.
Today I want to share with you how to get your clear mount stamps to stick to acrylic blocks properly again. Over time as we work with stamps and blocks, oil from our hands and dust may build up a bit on both the stamps and blocks which causes the stamps to not stick. It is so frustrating to ink up a stamp and just as you take it to your paper it falls off more than likely ruining that side of the paper. A little bit of cleaning and the problem is solved!
First, try washing both the block and the stamp in warm soapy water. Be sure it is a mild soap like Dawn or Ivory dish soap. Rinse well and gently pat dry preferably with a microfiber cloth to avoid lint. If your stamp is still not sticking properly to the block, on to the next step ~ isopropyl alcohol. This can be done with bottled isopropyl alcohol and cotton balls or individually wrapped swabs. Clean the back of the stamp and the block. Let dry thoroughly and check out how well your stamp sticks now!
∗Please note: whichever method you use for cleaning the stamps and blocks, be sure to let the stamps dry very thoroughly before putting them back into their packaging.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks tip. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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The Country Touch