Rubber Stamp Chat


Go Back   Rubber Stamp Chat > Studio > Stamp Talk

Stamp Talk Discuss everything rubber stamp and paper crafts related.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 12-12-2008, 06:46 AM
stampin stacy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I cleaned a very large pile of stamps yesterday (finally ) and that extra large toothbrush worked great, I just love that thing!!

I may have to pick up another one for tile grout but that would mean actually doing some housework - nah never mind.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-12-2008, 11:27 AM
StamPoor
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I agree with Stacy... I know the stamps I allow others to play with are likely to get ink on the wood, etc. and I have learned to live with that. But I was really upset (I'm over it now) when a friend inked the wooden INDEX side of my stamp. It is apparently permanently pink. Sigh.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-12-2008, 01:07 PM
Inky Whiskers's Avatar
Inky Whiskers Inky Whiskers is offline
Inky the Muse
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Great North Wet
Posts: 1,775
Default

Now THAT'S annoying!!! Perminent ink? <sigh> Just about anything that would take the ink off would most likely remove the indexing too.
__________________
Inky Whiskers (aka Jenna Roby) Your Stampin' Up! Supervisor of FUN!
www.inkywhiskers.stampinup.net
"Info that isn't shared isn't worth much!"
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-12-2008, 04:41 PM
Stampo's Avatar
Stampo Stampo is offline
Viva Las Vegastamps!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 17,834
Default

Ahhhh... to have the time to varnish all my stamps. LOL
__________________
For a good time, visit
Viva Las Vegastamps!
Blog Projects & Updates
http://vivalas.blogspot.com/

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-12-2008, 05:39 PM
StamPoor
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inky Whiskers View Post
Now THAT'S annoying!!! Perminent ink? <sigh> Just about anything that would take the ink off would most likely remove the indexing too.
Yeah, I got it to lighten up somewhat from red to pink, but I didn't want to mess up the indexing. It happened a couple of years ago, so I've learned to live with it and it was a seasonal stamp that I don't use that much, so I guess it could have been worse.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-12-2008, 06:42 PM
Inky Whiskers's Avatar
Inky Whiskers Inky Whiskers is offline
Inky the Muse
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Great North Wet
Posts: 1,775
Default

Hey, Igrid! We both have a stamp that looks like somebody used it to commit mayhem with!!!
__________________
Inky Whiskers (aka Jenna Roby) Your Stampin' Up! Supervisor of FUN!
www.inkywhiskers.stampinup.net
"Info that isn't shared isn't worth much!"
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-13-2008, 01:04 AM
alsmouse alsmouse is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: oregon
Posts: 1,052
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StamPoor View Post
But I was really upset (I'm over it now) when a friend inked the wooden INDEX side of my stamp. It is apparently permanently pink. Sigh.
That must be some friend, for the friendship to have survived that. Do you let her play with your stamps still???
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-14-2008, 10:04 AM
fab's Avatar
fab fab is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Sunny Southern Calif.
Posts: 23,783
Default

I finally decided that inky stamps are the price of group fun. I used to work alone in my laundry room and the stamps always looked like new. Now I live in a Sun City community and we do work in a club room. I have tried to teach folks to ink only the printing surface but some never learn. So now some of the stamps I share are wood stained but I also have more friends.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-14-2008, 10:13 AM
alsmouse alsmouse is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: oregon
Posts: 1,052
Default

I guess the ladies in my area are a little more fussy as to the status of their stamps. We've loaned out, borrowed, consigned or traded stamps and I've only had a small few that have needed a little more love than normal to clear the rubber of any gunky ink. I did have one stamp that was a consignment stamp that someone had used acrylic gold paint on & NEVER cleaned. It took a good soaking of the rubber & a toothbrush to clear that one out but it was well worth the effort. Too bad that the previous owner had used the acrylic gold paint to stamp with. I know it lost all it's fine details on their project.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-14-2008, 10:25 AM
stmpstone
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

It was really hard for me but I think I'm finally starting to think of my stamps as tools. It's really hard to hurt the rubber, just don't let it dry and crack. The wood that has the most ink spots is probably the one that is the most loved.

I sold some stamps on e-bay a few years back. One lady said the one she bought was for a gift. It's amazing what you can clean off the wood with an emory board. I even took my sander and removed my name that I used to stamp on all my stamps. When the stamp left here it looked new.

I appreciate everybody posting their comments.

My favorite stamp cleaner is Awesome. You buy the yellow all purpose Awesome at the Dollar stores. I think here we have the Dollar Tree and 99 cent only store that sells it. I'm sure it's in every city. it comes in a spray bottle and I've been using it for a number of years now and all my stamps are fine. The bottle says...."if it's safe in water then it's safe in Awesome." This is my first choice. If it's a permanent ink then I use solvent cleaner. Judi-kins is my solvent cleaner of choice. I have some Staz On cleaner but I think the Judi-kins is better.

I'm hearing different cleaners on this thread. I can imagine the baby shampoo would be very safe.
Claudia

Claudia
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=