Friday, August 10, 2007

How I use my rubber!

If you googled sex-ed then you are in the wrong place! However, if you want to know my tips on how to use those unmounted rubber stamps, you're in the right place!

I have never used Ailene's tacky glaze and can't really say how well it works but I do know how well Tombow Mono-Multi works! I LOVE it! So, here are the steps!

1. If you don't have it already, go buy Tombow Mono-Multi glue!

2. Turn your stamp over and remove the cap on the Broad Tip end.

3. Apply a good coat of glue to the back of the stamp. By good coat I mean so you can see white, but not runny.

4. Let the glue dry about 5-10 minutes depending on how big the stamp is. You'll know when it's dry because the white parts will have turned clear.

5. You will be able to feel how tacky it is. The stamp will now adhere to the acrylic block without leaving any mess anywhere or having to be washed after you use it! I have stamps that I have used on a regular basis for about a month now and the back of my stamps are still very sticky.

6. No need for foam cushion if you have a mouse pad or fun foam you can slide under the paper you are stamping on.

As of right now I prefer unmounted with no cling because when I use this Tombow glue, as I am cleaning my stamps on my scrubber NONE of them fall off. I can scrub them as hard as I need to and they stay right on the block!!

Hope I have helped anyone who might be wondering how to mount these stamps! If you have any questions then don't hesitate to ask! Have a great weekend!


rebecca said...

Thanks for the info. I'm gathering info on unmounted stamps, thinking I may like to try them. Your info may have persuaded me!

Andrea Hays said...

Is there really a need for the foam or mouse pad under the stamps?

Heidi said...

Andrea, you don't HAVE to use the mousepad or foam but it help get the whole image clear when you are using bigger stamps. Since there is no foam on the stamp for that extra 'push' the mousepad fills in nicely!

Andrea Hays said...

Thanks. I have never used rubber mounted this way. The closest I have come is clear stamps and I am new to that. I know they don't use foam, but maybe they are squishier. :)

Donna said...

I'm definitely giving this a try. I happen to have lot's a new rubber, and this looks so much easier than cutting all that cling foam. Thanks for the tip!

Heather said...

Hey girl -
Thanks for the tutorial. I have some of this stuff and was not using it correctly --- it worked ok, but can see that this will work much better!

Went to the stamping convention in Cincy with Tiffany today. You need to come down and go with us next year!

Happy stamping! Heather

Jovita said...

Wow Heidi thanks for the info... Does the glue leave anything behind on your blocks? I may have to try this... it seems so much quicker than mounting on foam and then cutting. tfs ~ j

chelemom said...

Never knew about this...thanks for the info!

Nancy Grant said...

I love this idea! Thank you so much!

dasimonds said...

Hi Heidi...
Thanks for all your information..
This sounds pretty easy.. What I am interested in knowing is could you share the information on how easy the rubberstamps remove and how do you store them ?
How long do they stay tacky ?
Thanks again..Love your blog.