So I got a grab bag from the Memories Scrapbook Expo from the Inky Antics Booth of unmounted rubber stamps with sticky foam backs. I discovered they were for permanent mounting and I didn't have anything to mount them on and I didn't want to spend anymore money (like I had any left after that expo!) to find something to mount my 20-something unmounted stamps on. So I went to my husband and said "I have a craft project for you!"
We had borrowed my dads band saw, because my husband, Josh, wanted to make some things using it. I asked him to cut me wooden blocks from left over sheets of one-by we had laying around in the garage.
I measured out my stamps and took the newly cut blocks and sanded them real good with a sanding block (our electric sander called it quits!) and semi rounded the edges.
Before mounting my stamps, I wanted the image to be on one side of the wood block like they normally are in the store! So I re-inked my staz-on ink pad so it was juicy and placed the rubber stamp onto the ink pad, pressed, lifted and carefully stamped the image or quotes onto the wooden blocks.
I mounted my stamps and gave them a test run!
Next I know I would have to protect the stamped image on the wood block from ink remover (at least the staz-on kind of remover), so I put down a line of glossy accents (or any kind of glaze adhesive would work), used a scraper (a old gift card or credit card will work. I happened to have one for vinyl) and pulled the glue across the top of the stamp block. Leaves a shiny finish to it and keeps the stamped image preserved!
How I've got a whole new collection of wood mounted stamps and I didn't spend any extra money to mount them!!
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