What is the proper technique for using rubber stamps when painting?
I have heard that you can use rubber stamps with regular house wall paint to paint on walls. I bought some butterfly rubber stamps to decorate my nursery, but was looking for tips on this. Do you dip the stamp in the paint or do you brush the paint on? Any tips are appreciated. THANKS!
Question answered by jidwg
Most rubber stamps have either too much detail or not enough surface for the paint to hold onto since paint is so much thinner and runnier than the inks made to use with rubber stamps. If you really want to give it a try, I suggest using a rubber brayer to apply a very thin coat of paint because if you dip the stamp or use any kind of brush, the paint will run into areas of the stamp not meant to be part of the design. Now the stamps that will work well are the foam stamps that are also sold in the rubber stamp department. These are meant to be used with paint and are less detailed with a higher raised surface to avoid the mess you may encounter with rubber stamps. You just brush the paint onto these with a foam brush or simply dip into a very shallow pool of paint. The brush however will allow you to use different colors on the same stamp.
How do you clean rubber stamps?
I need to clean the ink off my rubber stamps. Soap and water is not working. HELP!!! big family reunion project.
Question answered by Lorrie
Alcohol-Free Baby Wipes (store-brand) then light soap and water. Also remember to take scrap paper and STAMP it clean to if you need to do so.
Also good to keep that close by, so your hands can not get "too inky".
also found this at another website:
For permanent ink try a mixture of Simply Green (25%) and water (75%), or Un-Do (it's really an adhesive remover), or solvent ink cleaner (like for Staz-on). Keep in mind that permanent ink is permanent though, and just accept that it will stain your stamps to some degree.
"For pigment ink try baby wipes, or Un-Do. Also, I know people who love Judi-kins stamp cleaner, it has some sort of conditioning agent.
The only thing that will really damage your stamps is direct sunlight for an extended period, and alcohol, but of which dry out the rubber. Stamps are unbelievably resilient."
What rubber stamp companies sell rubber stamps and papers of food related items?
I am looking for rubber stamps and paper to make recipe cards with. BBQ,fruits,cakes veggies,bread,silverware,etc...
Question answered by nikortreat
Stampin Up! is a great company. they have every kind of rubber stamps you could imagine and are really great quality. http://stampinup.com/us/enu/default.asp
Where can I find a good place to buy rubber stamps?
I really want to buy some cool rubber stamps for my sister for her birthday but I'm having a really hard time finding a place to buy them. I really want to get her birds or trees. Something like that. I live in San Francisco, or I could buy them on the internet. Either way. Thanks.
Question answered by firstname.lastname@example.org
The coolest stamps out now are Acrilyx stamps by Close to my Heart. There are awesome because they attach to a clear acrylic block and come back off when you're done. The stamps store flat and every stamp does not need a wooden block. The advantage to the clear block is you can see where to place the stamp and no mistakes! Also when using letters, a stamper doesn't have to line each letter up individually and hope it's lined up correctly.
Put each letter on a longer block, and voila! ready to ink & stamp! Check out the web site! There are sales and you can order on-line! There are some "must have" stamp sets, your sister will not be disappointed if you got her any of the 'My Acrylix' stamp sets.
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Should I store my rubber stamps rubber side up or rubber side down?
I have heard that storing wood-mounted rubber stamps with the rubber (image) side down will damage the image. Is this true? It's a hassle to do it rubber side up because it's hard to see the image on the wood side.
Question answered by drip
I have rubber stamps that are years old. Never had any trouble storing them rubber side down. But I do not store them stacked on top of each other. so there is no weight on top of each stamp
Is there a way, a trick if you will to get clear stamps to leave impressions like rubber stamps?
I love the impressions I get from rubber stamps but you just cant beat being able to see exactly where your stamps are being placed plus you can position multiple clear stamps. I would like to get better impressions from my clear stamps. Anybody have any tricks that will do the trick?
Also if anyone know, please let me know the best brand of clear stamps, thanks!
Question answered by Susan L
I put together some hints and tips plus a small video for using clear stamps here:
I hope that helps!
Need some creative ideas working with rubber stamps?
I have a bunch of rubber stamps, glitter glue and markers. I want to start a project using them, but I can only think of making cards. Does anyone have any other ideas for using these materials?
Question answered by Stacey B
Yes, I am the idea girl! If it is sitting still, stamp it! Take an old book that is damaged, or just plain boring, and start tearing pages out of it, stamp on those, draw, circle words, and then glue them back in, or into a completely different book. Take a blank journal and stamp pages, and add quotes from your favorite author, or any little things you find funny, inspiring or thought provoking on alternate pages, so as you use the journal it is spiced up with little creative bits. Make some personalized note paper, or post-it notes. As long as you put them on something clean to decorate them, you can put the post-it. papers back in the stack. Stamp in your books to identify that they are yours. Stamp on your calendar. Stamp on all of the envelopes you use to send anything, letters, bill payments, you'll brighten anyone's day who handles it. Make gift tags. Start scrapbooking, maybe begin small with a blank mat and a photo, in a plain frame and stamp and collage the mat to match the theme of the photo. Your stamps are also great for making impressions in modeling clay for all kinds of art projects. If you have fabric ink or markers you can stamp on your clothes. I'm just warming up!! That should get you started.
Can anyone recommend an online store that sells rubber stamps inexpensively?
I have been looking for an online store that sells rubber stamps, inkpads, scrapbooking supplies ect...for really cheap as I am new to the craft so I need to stock up on some supplies-and quickly!!
Does anyone out there have any suggestions or recommendations?
Question answered by eri
Stamps are expensive, even online. I recommend looking on eBay - sometimes people will sell a collection of stamps, and used stamps are just fine. You can clean them up and they are as good as new - but don't cost nearly as much.
How do you rubber stamp paper napkins?
I want to personalize paper cocktail napkins for my wedding using rubber stamps. How do I go about that? What kind of ink do I use? I read somewhere you need to seal the ink with heat? How do you do that? Martha says you can stamp anything, but doesn't give any details.
Question answered by Kapt'n Kaos
with a rubber stamp.
Where can I find stencils or rubber stamps of a dictionary font?
I'm making something that requires a definition printed in dictionary font. Does anyone know if I can buy rubber stamps, or stencils, of a dictionary-type font and if so where to get them?
I've considered making a "stencil" out of a largely-printed dictionary text, but this would probably not be successful as I would have to cut it out myself.
Question answered by Scott M
It'd be easier to simply have the text that you want made into a stamp. We can do that for under $10 (unless it's very large) and have it made and shipped in one day. Check out our Yahoo User Group here for more info!