Tips & Techniques
Season Your New Stamps
Here is a great tip to get your new stamps ready for use. Seasoning is a process used to remove any residue that may have gotten on your Close To My Heart~My Acrylix Clear Stamps. Here are a couple of ways to season your stamps.
1. Ink your stamp, then stamp on scrap paper until color fades out (twist stamp while stamping). This will help get that residue off.
2. Rub the surface of the stamp lightly with Close To My Heart~Rub & Remove Eraser. This will give the stamp a slightly rough texture which helps the stamp absorb more ink.
To clean your Close To My Heart My Acrylix clear stamps it is recommended that you clean the stamps immediately after use. If the ink stays on there too long it will be more difficult to remove.
Close To My Heart Archival Ink and Staz On will permanently discolor the stamp image due to being pigment inks.
To clean your stamps I strongly recommend using the CTMH My Acrylix Spritz and the double scrubber. Those 2 products are going to be your best bet and most effective for removing the residual ink without damaging the high quality My Acrylix clear stamps.
FYI the double scrubber pads are removable and can easily be washed in the sink or thrown in the dishwasher.
If you notice that your stamps become less sticky over time just rinse them off with dish soap and water and the stickiness will come back.