Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Converting Wood Mounted Stamps to Cling Stamps

How I lost over 35 lbs pounds without dieting or exercise

I didn't go on a crash diet or run a marathon. I sat at my craft table and converted wood mounted stamps into cling mounted stamps.

What you will need

  • EZ Mount Static Cling Mounting Foam
  • Hot Knife (I use the Creative Versa-Tool from Walnut Hollow)
  • Craft knife (I use an Olfa knife because it doesn't roll)
  • A heat safe surface - I use a tile trivet. Glass is also a good choice.
  • In the nice be not necessary department (NBNN) - an embossing buddy or some powder to remove the stickiness.

How to do it

  1. Peel rubber stamp off the wood block and foam.
  2. Turn on the hot knife, it should be really hot when it comes time to use it.
  3. Remove all foam and stickiness from the back side of the rubber stamp, it should be as smooth as possible.
  4. Peel the EZ Release printed liner completely off the cling side of the EZ-Mount foam.
  5. Turn the EZ-Mount over and find a good position for the stamp.
  6. Use the craft knife to cut a piece of foam to mount the stamp on. Close is good when trying to save money/materials but not critical as you will use the hot knife to get very close.
  7. Peel off the liner paper and place your stamp face up on the sticky surface.       (Quick Trick: After you peel a corner of the EZ Release printed liner up, tear a little bit of it off so you can use it to hold the adhesive EZ-Mount foam down while peeling the rest back. This saves a lot of headaches in trying to keep your hands and work surface from getting sticky.)
  8. Before using the hot knife, you can dab the sticky foam with an embossing buddy or some powder to remove the stickiness.

  9. Use the hot knife to cut the mounting foam of the edge of the stamp.
    (Quick Trick: If you place it on the heat safe surface, tilt the knife away from the stamp so that you have foam under the entire stamp.)

Quick Trick: Don't get your hair too close to a hot knife or you will hear a hiss and be assaulted by the smell of your burning hair. Trust me on this.

Come back soon to see what you can do with 35 pounds of wood.

Happy Crafting,

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