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I found that if I followed the stamp cleaner recipe to the letter, it left a film on my stamp and block. I think next time I'll use less glycerin. You folks who haven't made the cleaner yet might take that into consideration --- don't go heavy on the glycerin!
You can use the filterd water from your Pur pitcher in place of the distilled water. I make a lot of homemade toiletries and do this often with no ill affects.
To answer this previously posted question:
do you think you can use soap fragrance also? they have lots of fragrance at hobby lobby.
I would not use fragrance oils on rubber stamps! Rose water is made from natural plant material and is safe. Rose petals have sofening properties.
Great $$ saving tips!! I just bought Staz-on cleaner last week, but will try the home made too.....I also will do the blender pen thing!!! I hate spending $ on stuff like this, would rather buy a new stamp or some paper!!
I have mostly used baby wipes, but I don't know how "bad" this is for my stamps...I'm kinda still new at this!
I have a few clear stamps mounted on clear blocks. It works good on these aslo. But I must admit that I mostly use rubber stamps.
Sorry, I know my answer circles around your question. Try it and see. I don't think that it could hurt them
Location: wishing I was in London but you'll likely find me on my couch
Excellent ideas! I'm new to stamping and was wondering if there was a cheaper cleaner than sold by SU (sorry SU but I have to save where I can) and these recipes are excellent. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Now I have to go look for some glycerin (ha ha---as a nurse I had to laugh at the glycerin suppository post---not quite what you were thinking of!!!)
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).
Yeah, for the same reason they tell you to use distilled water in your steam iron. Hard water deposits.
My hubby let's me have all the stamping supplies I can hide.
New here, what does it mean when someone is subscribing?
Where does the title under your name come from? In my case Glitter Queen and how do you change it?
By subscribing you will receive email notification when anything is added to the thread. It also makes it easier for you to refer to the thread when you look under your subscriptions. When you contribute to a thread you're automatically subscribing to it. so some just say "subscribing" in their post. The other way to subscribe is to go to "thread tools" at the top of the page, click on it and then click "subscribe to this thread".
the title changes automatically depending on the number of posts you have made. There's no way to change it except by making more posts =)
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