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ABOUT OUR STAMPS

1. Made in the USA with the highest quality clear photopolymer on the market.

2. Most sets are 4” x 6”, but we do offer some stamps in the 3” x 4” size.

3. Some of our most popular images are also available in red rubber, wood mount format.  

4. Some of our stamps have coordinating dies.  See our Duet Dies page to see which ones.

 Please visit our blog for inspiration, tips and tutorials: http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/

THE BASICS
You are in great hands with our stamps since they are made with the highest quality photopolymer.  Since they are clear, you will be able to see exactly where you are stamping.

1. Choose a sturdy flat surface to stamp on
  Tip - Always have scrap paper on hand to "test stamp" before committing to your project (experiment and practice)
2. Peel stamps from the clear sheet and "stick" to a clear acrylic block.
  Tip - use a block that is as close to your image or sentiment as possible to avoid uneven pressure
3. Tap ink pad onto the stamp or press stamp onto ink pad that is lying face up on the table (check stamp for even ink coverage)
  Tip - All inks work with clear stamps, but many will produce a different result.  Pigment ink pads work best in our opinion *Note, some inks may stain the stamp, this will not compromise the performance of your stamp
4. Apply firm, even pressure to the acrylic block when you press the stamp onto your paper
5. Clean stamps after each use with baby wipes, stamp cleaner or mild soap and water
6. We do not recommend cleaning photopolymer stamps with Sta-zon cleaner as it can deteriorate them

INK
Dye based pigment ink - permanent and smear proof when dry.  They are washable, and many are child safe.
Pigment ink - "juicy" and slower to dry Using a heat gun will speed up the drying process (great for heat embossing).
Solvent ink - permanent and smear proof when dry. They work best on non-porous surfaces such as glass.

TECHNIQUES
Heat embossing images will create a raised look.
Stamp the image to be embossed and sprinkle embossing powder quickly over the wet stamped image. Remove any excess powder from around the stamped image by lightly tapping the paper. Use a heat gun tool to make the powder melt and give the raised embossed effect.

Color stamped images with colored pencils, markers paint etc...

Paper piece stamped images by stamping the image on multiple papers, cutting them out and adding paper layers to the base stamped image