Dolores asked: How do I clean rubber stamps. I want to remove the ink that gets on them when I’m stamping on cards. Than you.
The easiest way to keep rubber craft stamps clean is with a commercially available stamp cleaner. However, there’s a home remedy that you can use as you work, making it possible to effortlessly switch colors mid-project without worry of mixing colors or putting your stamps temporarily out of commission.
You Will Need:
- Alcohol free baby wipes
- Paper towels
Steps to Clean the Stamp:
- Using a fresh baby wipe, carefully wipe the ink from the surface of the stamp. Turn the wipe frequently, replacing when necessary so you’re always working with a clean surface.
- For deep cleaning, use thick baby wipes and fold them into quarters to create a plush, 4-ply layer. Press the stamp into the baby wipe against a hard surface to cause the moisture to well up into the cracks and crevices. Repeat as needed, using a clean portion of the wipe each time.
- Dry stamps by pressing them into a layer of clean paper towels.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Do not use products containing alcohol to clean rubber stamps. The alcohol can dry the rubber, causing damage, brittleness or breakdown of the stamp.
- Never soak rubber stamps with wooden parts in water. The wood may swell, causing irreparable damage.