What is a rubber cling mount?
(Most current style of rubber cling in tardis photo below)
Etchy Things Rubber Stamps is constantly finding new ways to improve and create the best custom stamps for customers worldwide.
With upcycling and handmade in mind, as well as shipping options provided by Canada Post, Mei, from Etchythings uses rubber cling mounts as an alternative to using wood mounts or high shipping costs.
To use these stamps simply follow these steps:
1) Remove film from polymer backing but keep the film.
2) Cling polymer backing onto any acrylic/ plastic block. (Craft stores sells these blocks but any plastic block like a piece of flat lego block will work)
3) Ink your rubber stamp.
4) Press firmly and evenly and voila!
Cleaning your rubber stamps:
Although most will claim having ink cleaners are the best way to clean your rubber stamps, I often use baby wipes to clean mine. I also cut out small pieces at a time to conserve my wipes. A little stamp doesn’t need a big sheet.
Tip #1: As long as you clean gently and pretty close to right away after stamping, you won’t find much of a stain on your rubber although staining is common.
Tip #2: If you’re going to be using the same inks on the same stamp, I often just stamp out my ink rather than clean it every time. The abrasion from cleaning will eventually wear out the rubber… these will last a LOOONG time but just another tip I’ve learned over the years.
Addendum: If you use specialty inks, some will inevitably stain your stamp but it doesn’t mean your stamp is bad or it will stain your next image, it’s just the ink. Follow tip #2 and you won’t mix previous ink to your new project.