|The Enchanted Gallery rubber stamp sheets are made of the highest quality dark red natural gum rubber. They are engraved deeply to
provide detail and are suitable for stamping on a variety of surfaces including paper, polymer clay, acrylic, plastics or for making
domino pendants (domino stamping tutorial available here.)
Below is a step by step tutorial for mounting your stamps with EZ Mount cling foam.
This foam is sticky on one side and has a smooth static cling surface on the other side. It can be removed and reattached (re-cling
mounted) repeatedly to an acrylic block for stamping. This option eliminates the need for wood mounts, saving you money and storage
space. Depending on the variety of sizes of stamps you own, you may only need one acrylic block for using all of your stamps.
|I use my small unmounted stamps frequently on hard surfaces like plastic, dominoes, tile or for pressing into clay.
Unmounted does not mean unusable!
For domino art (1" x 2" size stamps) it's actually easier to see where you're stamping if you use them unmounted!
Just trim your stamps and lay them image side up on a table. Tap your ink pad's surface onto them (I use StazOn Jet Black ink for my domino art.).
Press your domino down onto the stamp, firmly, taking care not to wiggle it. Color with your choice of media, some ideas on how to color on domino
pieces can be found here.
pg.1: The Enchanted Gallery's Rubber Stamps, pg.2: EZ Mount Cling Cushion Mounting Foam, pg. 3: All Other Stamps, pg.4: Polymer Clay &
Tools, pg.5: Jewelry Making Supplies, pg. 6: Terrarium craft, Flower-Soft, Containers and More! pg.7: Mold Making Compound, pg.8 Face & Button
Molds, pg.9: Nature Spirit Molds, pg.10: Goddess & Mythology Molds, pg.11: Fairy, Angel & Mermaid Molds, pg.12: Ink, Coloring Media,
Embellishments, Stencils., pg.13: Handmade Jewelry, Artwork, Gifts and Clay Face cabs, pg.14: Miniature Food & Doll House Supplies.
Gallery, Tutorials & Information Index:
pg.1: Shipping & Store Policy pg.2: Flexible Push Mold Info & Instructions, pg.3: Kimberly Crick's Art Gallery, pg.4: Friendly Plastic Jewelry Tutorial,
pg.5: Rubber Stamped Domino Jewelry, Pg.6: Paper Art Dolls with a Template, Pg.7: Other Ways To Use Domino Size Stamps, Pg.8: Stamp
Positioning With Die Cuts (Nestabilities & Cuttlebug.) Pg.9: Coloring Options (Media & Techniques.) Pg.10: Creating Miniature Food with Polymer
Clay. Pg.11) Making Miniature Gardens and Doll House Scenery. Pg.12) All About Alcohol Inks - Color Charts, Ideas & Projects.
Shipping/Payment Info Summary:
Orders ship via USPS 1st class or Priority mail depending on weight to the United States only (policy), estimated delivery time is 7 to 14 business
days. Quantities of 3 or more of the same item may delay shipping about a week, large quantity orders will receive an email within a few days to notify
IF there will be any delay. Shipping info and optional insurance available here. I accept online payments only (US based credit cards/e-checks)
through my PayPal shopping cart. You do not need to be a PayPal member to pay with my secure shopping cart system. (After you click "proceed to
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All orders over $100 ship free!
My "Angel Company Policy" applies to The Enchanted Gallery's exclusive rubber stamps and molds only.
For other rubber stamps, check with the manufacturer for their individual company's copyright policies.
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|1) Your unmounted stamps will arrive uncut, as a variety of images arranged on one rubber sheet. Use a pair of scissors to cut out
each individual images (special scissors are not necessary, but having a sharp non-stick pair for craft purposes is helpful.) Leave
about 1/8" rubber around the image as you cut. You may trim closer if you are careful not to cut on a slant. If you undercut, that area of
your stamp won't press evenly.
I always cut my images out before placing the stamp on mounting foam. This helps to reduce wasted space on the foam and you'll be
able to mount a couple extra stamps per sheet. If you prefer, you could also just lay your entire unmounted sheet on the sticky side of
your foam and do all your cutting at once.
|Note: This foam has a special cling surface on the foam itself, and is not like other double stick foam where you need to attach a separate clear vinyl
sheet. This has cling power built in with strong tack (sticks to plastic via static cling, no sticky mess!) It never wears out or loses it's clingy strength, it
will not fall off your acrylic block until you peel it off!
The EZ mount foam is shipped slightly curled up at the edges, this is not a defect - just static cling tension. It can be flattened back out by pulling the
unprinted liner off and replacing it while the cushion is on a flat surface. This is not totally necessary, as it will not effect individual stamps when cut
Tips: You can use plastic binders to store your cling mounted rubber stamps. However, you should not use acetate/film transparency to store your
stamps. Acetate contains chemicals that may permanently bond to the cling surface of mounting cushion.
To care for the cling side of your foam it is a good idea to keep it attached to your stamp block during cleaning if you are using alcohol or stamp
cleaners. Regular rinsing with water and/or soap is fine.
If you own stamps that came with sticky foam (like Stampin' Up brand) you can place this EZ Mount foam over it for use with acrylic blocks. If you have
many wood mounted stamps and are looking to reduce your storage space, you can loosen the adhesive on your wood blocks by placing them in
the microwave for a few seconds.
|3) Peel off the white sticker liner (cling side) and press onto your acrylic block.
The most common way to mount your stamps is with double sided sticky foam and wood blocks (like most retail store bought stamps
are put together.) You can also buy double sided sticky foam and separate vinyl cling (which then is attached to acrylic mounts as a
reuseable handle) but I prefer not to have an extra step of attaching vinyl cling to the foam, so I only offer the EZ Mount foam which has
a static cling built in.
|EZ Mount Cling Cushion
$4.99 per 8.5" wide x 11" tall
x 1/8" thick sheet.
|2) Peel back the printed liner (sticky side) and place your rubber stamp's smooth/clean backside onto the adhesive. Cut the foam
following the edges of your rubber stamp.
|Most of the stamps I use are ATC size (2.5" x 3.5") or smaller, so I bought a single 3" x 4" acrylic mount for all my personal stamping.
|Getting the most detail from your stamps: When stamps are brand new they may have unseen residue left over from the
manufacturing process. While stamps are easily used right away without prep, you may notice an increase in image quality if you rub a
pencil eraser over your rubber. A few good rubs back and forth will prime the rubber to accept ink more evenly. Wash away any eraser
particles and start stamping. This is especially recommended if you're using wet dye inks like Distress Ink Pads, as the watery ink
beads up on the smooth rubber surface unless it has been scuffed.
|<-- Have a lot of tiny
stamps? You may also
consider buying small wood
cubes (3/4" or 1" cubes can
usually be found in the
wood crafts section at
Michaels or online stores.)
Attach a stamp on each
side of the block to save
storage space. I
recommend using double
sided foam tape or
mounting foam to help your
impression turn out nicely.
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|Cleaning your rubber stamps:
This depends on what sort of ink you are using. Most inks can be cleaned off with water, some need a tiny bit of soap - your dish soap
is fine. I usually use a sponge, since paper towels and cloths can leave lint/paper fibers behind.
If you are using Stazon or other permanent ink pad that really sticks to the rubber, Stazon makes a special stamp cleaner to wipe the
ink off with. You could also use rubbing alcohol to get alcohol/solvent based inks off, however this may dry out your rubber over time.
The special ink cleaners contain moisturizers to help keep your rubber in great shape.
I set my stamps on a paper towel to dry after I wash them.
|One way to store your stamps is this handy lightweight white plastic
sheet that has been hole punched to fit any 3 ring binder. Store on one
or both sides of the sheet. Can be used with your EZ-Mount cling foam
backed stamps, and can also be used to store your clear stamps.
Package of 5 panels $4.99
|Mounting your stamps:
This takes the place of bulky wood blocks.
Use a single clear acrylic block for all of your stamps that have cling foam on
them. Just press the cling foam side onto your clear block and you're good to
stamp until you peel it off and put another stamp on the block. Also works with
clear stamps and vinyl cling stamps.
Package of 5 EZ Mount sheets
$21.25 (15% off - $4.25 per sheet)
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