Purple Onion Designs has just released two solid clear stamps just perfect as a temporary sticky surface for unmounted rubber stamping. They’re available in two sizes – 4×6 solid clear stamp and 6×6 solid clear stamp – and you can use them with acrylic blocks and acrylic stamping platforms, as well, to hold your unmounted stamps in place while stamping. Brilliant, isn’t it!?
Once finished, you just remove your stamps and store the solid clear stamps for next time.
Plus, if you need to, you can trim the solid clear stamps down to fit the size of your acrylic blocks.
As you know, all Purple Onion Designs stamps are unmounted red rubber stamps and they require adhesive or cling to stick to acrylic blocks and stamping platforms. And here come these new solid clear stamps: the perfect solution to mount your unmounted stamps in a fast and easy way.
Today I’m going to show you how to use them with a stamping platform, but you can follow the same steps with acrylic blocks, too. ;)
All you need is an acrylic block or a stamping platform (like MISTI), a solid clear stamp and all the unmounted rubber stamps you want to stamp.
First of all, you need to stick the solid clear stamp to the acrylic block or to the acrylic lid of your stamping platform.
If you’re using the MISTI stamping tool, you need to remove the black foam pad before placing the paper: this is useful to raise the paper while stamping with clear stamps – and it’s not our case.
Next, you have to place your unmounted stamp/stamps on it. A little pressure is enough to make them adhere firmly.
Finally, ink your stamps and stamp them! :)
Note that, due to the large size of the solid clear stamp, I kept the paper size wider than the stamping area, to prevent the magnets to stick to the solid clear stamp while stamping.
Once finished, you can remove your stamps, clean the solid clear stamp (if necessary – to ensure a strong sticky surface) and store it until next time. They can be used over and over… and – trust me – they’ll work great every single time!! ;)
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