3 Ways to Mount Rubber Stamp Tapestry Unmounted Stamps
Rebecca Walton shows three simple ways to mount stamps from a sheet of unmounted rubber stamps.
Stamps Used in this Project
Additional Items Used in this Project
- Tim Holtz® Kushgrip 9.5″ Titanium Snip
- Tim Holtz® Kushgrip 7″ Titanium Shears
- Aleene’s Tack-It Over & Over
- Elmer’s No-Wrinkle Rubber Cement
- Archival Inks™ Jet Black
- Rock a Block Acrylic Mounting Block
Quick Instructions for this Project
- To mount an unmounted stamp so that you’ll be able to use an acrylic block and not have to worry about foam backing, cut out stamps from unmounted sheet, cutting close to the stamp. Flip over and brush on a light coat of Aleene’s Tack It Over and Over. Set aside to dry. Once dry, stamps can be applied to acrylic block. Stamp using a cushion of some type under your work (fun foam, stack of magazines, etc.). Store in cd case, page protector, or bag they stamps the stamps came in.
- To mount an unmounted stamp so that you’ll have the cushion, but also have the ability to use acrylic blocks and remove the stamp, use cling foam. Loosely cut out rubber and apply to stickiest side of cling foam. Cut out rubber close to image, cutting straight up and down to avoid undercutting foam. Store in cd case, page protector, or bag they stamps the stamps came in. You can make your own cling foam by following the instructions below for fun foam, but instead of applying rubber cement and adhering to a wooden block, coat the back side of the foam with Aleene’s Tack it Over and Over and you’ll have a removable foam backed stamp.
To permanently mount an unmounted stamp to a wooden mount, loosely cut out rubber and apply it to the sticky side of a piece of self adhesive fun foam. Cut out rubber close to image, cutting straight up and down to avoid undercutting foam. Apply archival ink to stamp and index wooden block. Apply rubber cement to foam of stamp and apply to block. Let dry, pressing stamp to block. Store in cd case, page protector, or bag they stamps the stamps came in.
Instructions are available here, via Rubber Stamp Tapestry’s tutorial video.
I hope that you enjoy these and tips I look forward to hearing from you soon. Until next time, happy stamping from all of us at Rubber Stamp Tapestry.
The Peg Stamp People™