Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tips for Thursdays

Since you are now all experts on removing, seasoning and cleaning your stamps,
let's chat about caring for them after lots of use. 

As you know we all have oils on our hands and over multiple uses the oils on our hands will transfer onto our acrylic stamp images.  This happens more quickly with small images that are covered by most of your finger when handling them

Fortunately there is a very simple solution to reviving the stickiness of your stamps so they stay right where you want them both on your carrier sheet and also your block. 

Step 1:  Get your trusty Dawn dish soap (same gentle stuff they use to wash off wildlife after an oil spill) - choose the one with no "extras".

Step 2:  Make sure your drain is closed or you have a colander set up to keep stamps from escaping down the drain, then get some soap on your finger and
your stamp in your hand.

Step 3: Scrub the stamp between your finger until it is "squeaky" clean.

Step 4:  Place your wet stamp back on the carrier sheet and allow it to air dry for several hours.  Once it is dry it will be stuck to your sheet just like it was brand new!

Don't forget tomorrow is my Fall Idea Book Open House!   Leave a comment on one of my blog posts and come to the open house and you will get a special reward!

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