Most clear stamps come on a smooth storage
sheet and are ready to be used. You don’t need to spend
time trimming your stamps, figure out how to add a
cushion, or pay for, store, and lug around all those
bulky pieces of wood. You just need a couple sizes
of clear blocks and some ink and you will be ready to
start stamping. Here’s how:
- Select a
clear block that is
slightly larger than the stamp that you are going to use.
If the block is much larger than the stamp, you may get
ink on the block, which could end up in the wrong place
on your project. If you use a block that is smaller than
your stamp, you will get an uneven impression where the
stamp is not supported by the block. You can also put
more than one stamp on the same clear block. This is
especially useful when you are using alphabet stamps to
spell words or phrases.
Use a gentle rolling and pulling
motion to remove your clear stamp from the storage sheet.
Although the clear stamps are strong, if you pull them
off too fast or use too much force, you might tear your
- Place the stamp on a clear block.
The slightly broader smooth side of the stamp should be
against the clear block. For most people, it works
best to place the stamp in the center of the block.
However, if you are right handed, you
may find it easier to place the stamp closer to the
right hand side of the clear block. And if you are left
handed, you may want to do the opposite.
When clear stamps get dirty or they
are damp, they lose their stickiness and won’t cling
to the block as firmly as they should. Just follow
our cleaning instructions to restore your clear stamps to
their natural sticky state. You should also clean
your clear block and dry it too.