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How to mount and store unmounted stamps
Mounting Unmounted Red Rubber Stamps
Our unmounted red rubber stamps come free of mounting foam, so it’s your choice on how to prepare your stamps for mounting. You can choose to mount them permanently on wooden blocks, but most people prepare the stamps to be used on acrylic blocks and then stored flat to save space.
Mounting with Tacky Glue
- Using a pair of good scissors, cut out all the stamps from the sheet of rubber. You’ll want to trim close to the stamp and make sure that you are cutting straight up and down (don’t undercut the stamp).
- Using a wide paint brush, brush a thin layer of Aleene’s Tack it Over and Over or Mono Multi Glue to the backs of all the rubber stamp pieces. Let it dry – the glue will go from white to clear.
- Now the backs are sticky and can be mounted on an acrylic block, removed, and reused over and over again!
Mounting with Cling Foam
- Using a pair of good scissors rough cut around all the images. You don’t want to cut close in this case because you’ll be adhering the stamp to cling foam and you’ll do the fine trimming once that happens. The point is to remove as much excess rubber as you can so as not to waste a lot of the cling foam.
- There are two sides to this foam. One side is super sticky and the other side is not. Place the rubber pieces flat-side down (no image) onto the stickiest side of the cling foam.
- Cut each piece of along the rubber (the rough cut you did initially). Now, trim each piece close to the image making sure that you are cutting straight up and down and not undercutting. Undercutting is when the top of the image surface is wider than the base of the stamp.
- Remove the backing to reveal the less sticky side. Now the backs are sticky and can be mounted on an acrylic block, removed, and reused over and over again!
Permanently Mount to Wooden Block
Typically people do not mount unmounted stamps permanently to wooden blocks. If this is something that you want to do here is one way you can do it, please watch the video.
Storing Unmounted Red Rubber Stamps
Rebecca has developed a way of storing unmounted red rubber stamps so that they are indexed and can be replaced with ease and one is able to see the stamps, as if they were stamped, just like you are able to do with clear stamps.