Unmounted Stamps are where you get the red rubber die image only.
1. Unmounted stamps are normally cheaper than mounted stamps. And if you buy a sheet of unmounted stamps they generally work out a better buy than buying them singularly, as you get more stamps for your money.
2. They take up less room, so you can store a lot more stamps in your stamp box.
3. If you use your unmounted stamps with an acrylic block, you will be able to see exactly where to place your image.
4. You have the choice of mounting your stamps onto Cling On, which is a A4 sheet of foam that is sticky on one side that you stick to your stamp, and smooth on the other that clings to your acrylic block, which is what we would recommend. Or you can use a washable glue stick that you can wash the glue off the stamp when you are finished.
How Do I Mount Unmounted Stamp Sheets:
1. Trim the foam sheet to the same size as your unmounted stamp sheet. Next peel the protective paper from the back of the sticky side of your foam and place your stamp sheet on the sticky side so that the image side is face up.
2. Next you need sharp scissors to cut closely around your images on the stamp sheet, please be careful at this point as some images are close together. Make sure that you do not angle your scissors under the image as it will lose the cushioning that is needed to stamp correctly. It is best to slightly angle your scissors away from the image. You are now ready to place your stamp (smooth side) onto your acrylic block ink up and stamp. When you are finished stamping, clean your rubber stamp.
How Do I Mount Single Unmounted Stamps:
To mount a single unmounted stamp is basically the same as the stamp sheet. You cut a piece of Cling On foam just slightly bigger than your stamp, then you peel off the protective backing and place your stamp on the sticky side so that the image side is face up. Trim off any extra foam from around your stamp, angling the scissors away from your image. Make sure you are not angling your scissors under your image as you will lose the cushioning that is needed to stamp correctly. You are now ready to place your stamp (smooth side) onto your acrylic block, ink up and stamp. When you are finished clean your stamp.