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Dorothy E 06-28-2006 09:31 PM

Recipe for Stamp Cleaner
 
Hi,
Well I have just spent an hour looking through the site here and can't find it. So could someone please post the directions for the stamp cleaner that has glycerin in it, please?
Also the recipe for refilling the blender pens.
Thanks very much,
Dorothy E

Ink it up! 06-28-2006 10:12 PM

I found this recipe a while back:
2 Tablespoons glycerin (in the Rx dept.)
8 oz. distilled water
1 teaspoon baby wash

Hope this helps!

kphorse 06-29-2006 09:04 AM

Dorothy,

Here is the recipe for the Dove Blender you also needed.

2 teaspoons glycerin
4 teaspoons distilled water
1/4 teaspoon rubbing alcohol

It says you do not need to pull the blender tip out, just use an eye dropper. This will go a long way so don't double it!

HTH

Karen

etsdas 06-29-2006 06:33 PM

Thanks from me, too.

air-bound 06-29-2006 06:57 PM

Thanks from me too. I think I will give them a try...just about out of cleaner. Does it condition your stamps?

r. 06-30-2006 02:35 PM

The dove blender really works to refill the blender pens?

marsh82 07-06-2006 10:16 AM

i would like to know too, does it really work?

dottiejdavis 07-06-2006 11:25 AM

It's been a while since I washed a baby so I don't know what "baby wash" is. Help!

Ink it up! 07-06-2006 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dottiejdavis
It's been a while since I washed a baby so I don't know what "baby wash" is. Help!

Hee! Hee! You can buy it by the baby lotion and powder.....usually in a light yellow bottle (Baby Magic or Johnson's) It's gentle, liquid soap for washing a baby.

Cindygrammy2 07-06-2006 02:56 PM

Ok, I have to ask, the stuff you put in the blender pen, is it to clean the pen or is it used to paint with on cardstock like the Future Floor Wax? I know I am going to feel really dumb, but, I got to know.

vikkijo 07-07-2006 07:19 AM

Yeah good question...wondering if I messed another cool technique?!? Or if it is a way to refill instead of re ordering

deelite 07-07-2006 07:23 AM

It is to refill the blender pens with the same thing that comes with it. You use it to color on the cardstock along with wwc or wcp.
Dee

dottiejdavis 07-07-2006 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ink it up!
Hee! Hee! You can buy it by the baby lotion and powder.....usually in a light yellow bottle (Baby Magic or Johnson's) It's gentle, liquid soap for washing a baby.

Thanks. I am a grandma and grkids are in their teens! I love to smell the new babies after a bath though! lol

bkwarren 08-22-2006 06:27 AM

Thank you I am off to the drug store to some glycerin to do both of them. Thank You Again!

Lynn in St. Louis 08-23-2006 02:43 AM

I recently made my own cleaner, and I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about it's ability to work as well as SU's cleaner. WELL, I'm really impressed. I can use my cleaner abundantly without fear of using it all up because I can just make more! It works fabulously!

Cheryl Miller 08-23-2006 05:42 AM

Hi,

Does anyone know what the glycerine does? I was thinking the diluted baby wash would clean the stamps and condition them. Just wondering.

Thanks very much,
cherylm

kjscrapper 08-23-2006 05:51 AM

Thanks from me to!!

Lynn in St. Louis 08-23-2006 06:24 AM

On the bottle of glycerin it says "skin protectant", so I can only guess that it protects the rubber from the "detergent" effect of the baby wash. While I think that the baby wash and distilled water alone would clean your stamps, the main reason for using a good stamp cleaner would be to also prolong the life of your stamps, which is what the glycerin does. (that's what I THINK anyway...I'm no chemist) :-D

Cheryl Miller 08-23-2006 06:36 AM

That sounds reasonable. Thanks again,
cherylm

katydidnottoo 08-30-2006 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kphorse
Dorothy,

Here is the recipe for the Dove Blender you also needed.

2 teaspoons glycerin
4 teaspoons distilled water
1/4 teaspoon rubbing alcohol

It says you do not need to pull the blender tip out, just use an eye dropper. This will go a long way so don't double it!

HTH

Karen

Does the blender pen really come apart? Also, anyone know how to clean the tips? Mine are getting really stained and sometimes diestort the color.

purplewinkle 08-31-2006 08:33 AM

Do you think you have to use Distilled water? What about bottled water or tap water?

Lynn in St. Louis 08-31-2006 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purplewinkle
Do you think you have to use Distilled water? What about bottled water or tap water?

I'm not a chemist, so I can't answer for certain, but various locations differ with the degree of chemicals and calcium, etc. that is in the tap/drinking water. I would think that distilled water is used to make sure that you aren't coating your stamps with anything that would cause hardening...like the hard water stains around my drains that require lime-away to remove. That is my thoughts on why they recommend distilled water (which is pure of any chemicals like lime/calcium/salts).

steff_230 09-06-2006 02:38 PM

Newbie Question??
 
Hi I'm a new demo in Austraila and love reading all your lovely advise thanks so much for sharing. I was just wondering the blender pens you are talking about refilling are they the ones SU sells or is Dove another brand you get over there?

Also if someone can tell me how to clean the tips I would very much appreciate it. i've only had them 3 months and already they are discoloured and a bit frayed!

Thanks so much
Stephanie X

jacobsmeemaw 09-06-2006 03:45 PM

Thanks for the recipes. I am going to make some soon!

stamp on! 09-06-2006 04:26 PM

I just made some stamp cleaner using the above recipe on the weekend. It works great and smaells so nice!!

uggentoo 09-06-2006 07:59 PM

Thanks for the recipes! Ya'll need to post these in the Money Savers thread!

basketwilma 09-06-2006 08:17 PM

Thanks for sharing!

rochelle1021 09-06-2006 09:07 PM

thanks for the recipe
 
i dislike dirty stamps....and this is great:-D

jacobsmeemaw 09-10-2006 06:08 PM

bump

Betty 10-18-2006 11:40 AM

Copy Cat SU stamp cleaner
 
Make your own Stamp Cleaner, a copy cat of SU's.
>
> 2 Cups distilled water
> 2 T Rose Water (purchased at health store)
> 1 T Baby wash (I used a generic brand)
>
>
> Rose water is a natural, non-alcoholic astringint.
> This works, looks and smells just like what you buy from SU. As
> with the SU
> stuff, should be diluted 4 or 5:1 with water as it's too soapy
> otherwise (I
> learned about diluting it first hand at SU convention when I was a
> demo). I
> think I have about $8 in supplies and I think it will make over 2
> gallons of
> cleaner.

SouthernStorm 10-18-2006 12:28 PM

Hay Ya'll, don't forget the CHLORINE that's added to our city water! Also, soda ash.. which I think is a water softener, and flouride for our teeth. Sometimes, we can smell and taste the chlorine in the water. We have to let the water run for a few minutes to get fresh water in the lines before drinking it. This is a very strong, caustic chemical. It's about the only thing that kills the Aids virus.. what hospitals use to disinfect. So it can't be too good for rubba.. even at greatly reduced levels. I'm going to make this stamp cleaner recipe.. already have the glycerine! I've been using a 30 to 1 (water) ratio of Simple Green and it cleans great! But now I want to do follow up w/ this cleaner to condition them. I just can't afford the $6. for tiny bottle of cleaner.

purplewinkle 10-18-2006 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Betty
Make your own Stamp Cleaner, a copy cat of SU's.
>
> 2 Cups distilled water
> 2 T Rose Water (purchased at health store)
> 1 T Baby wash (I used a generic brand)
>
>
> Rose water is a natural, non-alcoholic astringint.
> This works, looks and smells just like what you buy from SU. As
> with the SU
> stuff, should be diluted 4 or 5:1 with water as it's too soapy
> otherwise (I
> learned about diluting it first hand at SU convention when I was a
> demo). I
> think I have about $8 in supplies and I think it will make over 2
> gallons of
> cleaner.

Just curious if you have an estimate on how long this stuff keeps.
Thanks

KJ 04-06-2007 10:47 AM

Subscribing.

IMBlessed5 04-06-2007 12:41 PM

Those of you who use diluted Simple Green, do you also add glycerin to your solution for conditioning? I'm trying to find a cheap, yet effective, alternative too. I've been using diluted baby wash but it just doesn't get the darker colored inks off.

jens17 04-06-2007 11:04 PM

subscribing; learning lots from you ... didn't know we were supposed to be diluting the SU! cleaner.

ND Stamper 04-07-2007 04:46 AM

I have never seen anything about diluting the SU cleaner either. How come that info. isn't in the catalog?

bjtstamper 04-11-2007 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ND Stamper
I have never seen anything about diluting the SU cleaner either. How come that info. isn't in the catalog?

They sure wouldn't sell as much cleaner if they told us to dilute it. $$$$ maker for them!

emsmomthestamper 04-11-2007 10:50 AM

Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bjtstamper
They sure wouldn't sell as much cleaner if they told us to dilute it. $$$$ maker for them!


So we really are supposed to be diluting the SU! cleaner? What ratio??
tia

Penascodragonfly 04-11-2007 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IMBlessed5
Those of you who use diluted Simple Green, do you also add glycerin to your solution for conditioning? I'm trying to find a cheap, yet effective, alternative too. I've been using diluted baby wash but it just doesn't get the darker colored inks off.

I do not add glycerin to my Simple Green. I've used diluted SG, but it's cheap enough to use straight with better results in my opinion. In fact last night I used it on a stamp that my mom had used about 4 years ago and it was terribly stained. I sprayed some undiluted SG let it sit for about 3 minutes and the stamp cleaned up nicely. It still has a faint sign of the silver ink that was on it, but not much.

kdoggiedog 04-11-2007 11:55 AM

i didn't know you were supposed to dilute SU cleaner either!
thanks for the recipes for both the cleaner and blender pen refill, definitely will be a money saver!


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