Hello hello crafty friends!!
I am excited to share with you all how I converted my wood mounted stamps to cling stamps. I recently saw a fellow FB group member say she was doing this and I have been wanting to make this conversion for so long and did not know how that I could not resist! I watched her recommended video as well as a few others (these links can be found in the description section of my YouTube video for this project) and combined what I learned from them to create my own method.
I begin by taking the wood stamps that I want to convert and stamping their images onto cardstock. I also use a Micron marker to write down the brand of the stamp and it’s name for reference.
Once they are all stamped I set the images aside and begin removing the rubber stamp, trying to keep the attached foam with it. If the foam breaks or will not come off it is ok to only remove the rubber without the foam. This can still be converted into a cling stamp.
Next I take Aleene’s Tack-It Over & Over ( found on Amazon here) repositionable adhesive and apply it to the backs of the foam of the removed rubber and foam stamps. I use a wedge make-up sponge to do this and just make sure they all have a thing even coat. I leave the plain rubber stamps with no foam to convert later using a different method.
While they dry I return to my stamped cardstock and cut out each stamped image. They could alternately be kept all on one sheet. I separate them in case I want to categorize them or create specified sets.
I now grab a sheet of clear cling vinyl by Grafix (found on hereon Amazon) and stick my foam rubber stamps onto the vinyl side of the sheet. I then use nonstick scissors to trim them out, cutting as close to the rubber as possible. Once they are all trimmed out I remove the release backing for the vinyl leaving the vinyl adhered to the back of the foam.
Here you can see the now cling stamp on an acrylic block and it gives a perfect impression.
Above I am taking a Scotch Thermal Laminating pouch and cutting it to 5 1/2 x 8″. I open the 2 sides of the pouch and lay my stamped images in between on the matte side of the pouch. Once they are all laid out how I want I fold a piece of copy paper and sandwich my thermal pouch with it’s contents in the fold of the paper. Then I insert that, folded end first, into my Minc which I am using as a laminator.
Using my corner chomper I round those sharp corners and then I stick my rubber stamps onto the slick surface of the laminated sheets according to their image.
I can now store these the same way I store all of my cling and clear stamps. I purchased these pouches on Amazon in a 100pk (find them here). For details on making the plain rubber stamps into cling stamps and for additional links please visit the tutorial on the YouTube channel.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I am looking forward to the next post where I let you know all about my upcoming GIVEAWAY!
Until next time! XoXo