|The Enchanted Gallery rubber stamp sheets are made of the highest quality dark red natural gum rubber that allows you to use any type of stamping ink
with success. 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.
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.
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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.
|EZ mount 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. One side is a smooth surface that
clings to other smooth surfaces such as acrylic blocks, and the other side has a very stickly
adhesive to grip your rubber stamp.
The cling side has strong tack, adhering well to slick surfaces like an acrylic block with static
cling suction (no sticky mess). If kept clean and free of dust, 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 might arrive 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 laying on a flat surface.
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 have 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,
then remove it from the wood. Cushion layers can be stacked if you're unable to remove other
brands of sticky foam from your rubber so you can use them with acrylic blocks.
|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.
|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.
|<-- 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
Unless you are having difficulty achieving an
evenly stamped image, mounting foam is not
necessary for such small stamps. Foam is
mostly helpful for distributing pressure evenly in
|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.
Warning: StazOn inks should be used with caution on CLEAR stamps, as the photopolymer that clear stamps are made of can start to dissolve when used
with alcohol or solvent inks. You can feel free to use any ink you want with the quality red rubber stamps.
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.
|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.
|This page contains mounting foam, acrylic blocks and instructions to use these items.
Further down the page is also a small collection of my favorite stamps from other companies including clear and cling stamps.
|Clear mini stamp set by Inkadinkado:
Package measures 2.5" wide x 3.5"
tall total (stamps all fit within the 2.5"
square area below the "clear mini
|Gray rubber stamps with cling foam by Stampendous!
|<-------- 2.5" wide ------->
|The Enchanted Gallery has many more stamps
on the exclusive rubber stamps page.
|Deep Red brand makes quality rubber stamps on a
cling foam cushion ready for your acrylic blocks. Comes
in a ziplock bag with a plastic storage panel displaying
the image on front.
stamp images measure
3"x4" making them
perfect for use in artist
trading cards and
where background filler
Red rubber on cling
cushion ready for
stamping with your
|Various types of stamps by other companies:
|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. Lift domino off stamp. Color with your choice of media, some ideas on how to color
on domino pieces can be found here.
|Prima brand stamps: