Pink By Design clear stamps are made in the U.S.A. from the highest quality photopolymer material. Our clear stamps are designed according to print industry standards to resist yellowing, to carry and transfer ink sharply, and should last a lifetime with proper care. They are also latex-free and contain no known ingredients that are harmful to you or the environment.
These clear stamps will normally stay sticky and adhere to the blocks for years. If they do happen to lose their tack, simply clean them with clear stamp cleaner or you may wash them with soap and water.
More on Clear Stamps
Clear acrylic stamps save you money! Your clear stamps are typically purchased in sets rather than singly, making them more economical than your traditional wooden rubber stamps. Only one set of stamping blocks is ever needed for all your clear acrylic stamps making your stamping hobby even more affordable.
Clear hobby rubber stamps are flexible! Unlike their wood mounted counterpart, clear stamps can be bent to form curves out of otherwise straight elements. One of my favorite uses of this technique allows me to stamp trees swaying in the wind rather than straight rigid trunks. It is also fun and easy to bend borders to fit scrapbooking ideas with wavy curves.
Clear acrylic rubber stamps are so simple to store and care for. Your clear stamps are so easy to maintain, store and transport as both the clear rubber stamps and the acrylic blocks are lightweight. There is no adhesive required as each stamp is designed to self adhere to the acrylic stamping blocks. Stamps that get dirty can easily restore their self adhesive qualities with a simple wash in soapy water.
Clear stamps give you such an incredible advantage that you will find them a GREAT ASSETto your rubber stamping hobby.
- Priming - The Pink by Design Stamps are made from the highest quality Photopolymer and provide great stamping right out of the package. However if you would like to improve the ink absorption – It is best to prime your stamps before using them, particularly if you are using a clear rubber stamp with a solid image. Priming your stamp ensures that the ink is evenly distributed. To do this simply ink your stamp then stamp the image on a scrap piece of paper until it comes out as desired. With clear rubber stamps, this step is very simple as you can see the ink coverage before you even stamp the image.
- Improve Detail - Sometimes stamping on hard surfaces can cause a loss of detail – particularly in the center of a larger stamp. You can easily avoid this by stamping on a SOFT SURFACE such as a magazine, or my preference, a sheet of craft foam. This will ADD spring to your clear stamp and images will come out clear and crisp.
- Sticky – If your clear stamp is losing its stickiness and does not sticking to the stamping block as well as you would like, wash it with soapy and water. A wet acrylic stamp will not stick to a clear stamping block or storage sheets so allow it to dry before using.
- Stains - Clear acrylic stamps are prone to staining but remember, even if your clear stamp discolors, as long as you clean it properly after use, staining will not show up in your future stamping images.
USING CLEAR STAMPS
Clear Stamps are used with our clear acrylic handles for easy inking and positioning. Each clear stamp set comes on a clear plastic carrier sheet with a printed index and a cover sheet to protect from dust, glitter, etc. Peel the clear stamp design from the carrier and place on the clear acrylic handle. The clear acrylic stamp will cling by itself with no other adhesives. Ink and stamp as you would your wood mounted rubber stamps. Use more than one image on a handle if desired. Clean and replace your clear stamps onto the carrier and store in the provided pouch.
Any inks that you use for your wood mounted rubber stamps can be used with Clear Stamps. However, some inks will stain your clear stamps more than others. Clear embossing inks will not stain. Dye-based inks are the easiest to clean off. Pigment inks will stain slightly. Permanent inks and chalk-based inks will stain. To reduce staining you may try conditioning new clear stamps by stamping with a light colored ink before stamping with darker colors.
Papers come in many colors, textures, sizes, and decorative shapes. Some papers are acid free and safe to use with photos for archival quality albums. Stamping on smooth glossy papers will show off the brightest marker color impressions. Stamping on matte papers that are soft or textured give a quaint look that is enhanced by colored pencils or watercolor. Embossing metallic colors on dark papers is elegant.
Clean your clear stamps as you would your wood mounted rubber stamps. Use any of the following: stamp cleaners, baby wipes, soap and water, rubbing alcohol, or for tough stains Spoto stain remover. Avoid acetone, bleach and oil-based cleaners. Use rubbing alcohol to clean acrylic handles.