UN-MOUNTING YOUR CONVENTIONAL RUBBER-STAMPS

1. Peel off the stamps with the cushion intact from the wood handles. Do this forcefully yet carefully. Start from one corner closest from you, working your way out. You should then get a stamp with the cushion without the wooden mounts.
2. Lay them all on your work surface with the cushion side up.
3. With a flat brush, apply a generous and even coat of 'Golden Self Leveling Clear Gel' (this can be bought at art supply shops) on each of them, covering all the cushion area. For extra 'cling' effect, you could add more coats later when the first coat has dried.
4. Let them thoroughly dry and now you can use them with your acrylic mounts just like that! Repeatedly! You can also store them the way you do with the EZ Mount stamps on the Stamp'n Store storage panels.

To have a 'stamp guide' like that on the wood-mounted stamps which will help you position your impression better, you'll have to do the following before you un-mount them:
1. Stamp on a piece of paper, preferably with 'Staz-On' ink - give enough space between each image.
2. With a flat brush, apply a generous and even coat of 'Golden Self Leveling Clear Gel' on the stamped images on the paper. Let dry.
3. Trim the images closely. Lay them all with the coated images face down.
4. Apply a thin coat of 'Golden Self Leveling Clear Gel' on them.
5. Un-mount your stamps (see Step No. 1 in the section above) and lay them face down.
6. Apply a thin coat of 'Golden Self Leveling Clear Gel' on the cushion.
7. Now, one by one, stick the corresponding image to the stamps; applying firm and steady pressure to remove all air bubbles. Make sure you aligned the image with the stamp correctly and as precisely as possible. This will make it easy for you when stamping.
8. Apply a final coat covering the edges where the coated paper meets the cushion to ensure they will stay put.
9. Let completely dry.
Now your rubber-stamps will cling to any clear acrylic mounts! With this method, it's almost like using clear-stamps. That is, if you apply your stamped image in good precision!


The photo above shows the trimmed rubber-stamps, now clinged to the storage panel well. I flipped two of the stamps to show you the stamped image on the other side - this is what you will see when you are stamping. This will help you to position your impression with better precision. (These stamps are from AboveTheMark and StampersAnonymous).