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Stamping Jargon

Stamping Jargon

There are lots of stamping terms and words out there that can sound a bit baffling when you're not used to them.  Here are a few of the most common ones.   Stamp - This is the obvious one.  It's the thing on the wooden block that prints the picture. Impression - The picture you get from the stamp. Ink Pad - Basically a sponge that in soaked in ink of a specific colour.  They can be in all sorts of sizes and they don't have to be bigger than your stamp. Brayer - This is a small roller that...

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Tips for Perfect Stamping

Tips for Perfect Stamping

In the library and post office, it seems pretty straight forward to use a stamp.  Put it where you want it and whack it on the paper.  But when all you're doing is defacing a postage stamp or putting a date in your book, the print you get from it doesn't have to be good, or that legible.  If you stamp like that with a craft rubber stamp you're likely to get a big old mess.   Here are a few of my tips for getting really good prints from your stamp.   1.  Use plenty of ink. Sounds like...

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Caring for your stamps

care instructions cleaning FAQ Stamp care

Caring for your stamps

Stamps are pretty hard wearing parts of your craft supplies arsenal but if they will wear out if you don't take proper care of them. To keep them in tip top condition, then you need to keep them clean, dry and out of heat and sunlight. My stamps are made from a light sensitive polymer so if you keep them in bright sunlight then they will degrade.  And heat will melt them so no leaving them on a sunny desk. Keep them in an opaque storage box if you can. To clean them up, you need to get the right king...

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