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Old 08-07-2008, 06:12 AM   #121
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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!
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:27 AM   #122
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I think the recipe I used was:

2 cups distilled water
2 tsp. simple green
1 tsp glycerin

Man that stuff works great! It removes my Stazon too if I clean right away. I love it and will continue to use it!
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:29 PM   #123
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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.
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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!
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Found glycerin at my local Walgreens. They had received one bottle "by mistake" that week and the clerk knew right where it was. Saved me a drive across town. Yippee!
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:27 AM   #126
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I need more stamp cleaner, so I am mixing up a batch today. Love the way this stuff works.
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This is so cool. Thanks Ladies for all the hints. Christi
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This is great, thank you. The glycerin I have says Glycerin and Rosewater. Any suggestions on how I should dilute this would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-17-2008, 07:40 PM   #130
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Just a quick FYI, you can also find glycerin at Hobby Lobby on the cake decorating aisle. Probably any craft store that carries the Wilton supplies.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:32 AM   #132
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1 teaspoon baby wash such as johnson&johnson's baby magic

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This is the recipe that I have been using for over a year now. Smells great, Cleans great, and Cost little!
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2 1/4 cup water (I use bottled water that I have on hand)
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Sounds like a great recipe! I think I'll try this one! TFS!

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2 1/4 cup water (I use bottled water that I have on hand)
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This might be a "DUH" question, but here goes...Does this stamp cleaner work on clear stamps or just rubber stamps? I have been using Baby Wipes and they haven't proved very effective. Thanks!
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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
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This might be a "DUH" question, but here goes...Does this stamp cleaner work on clear stamps or just rubber stamps? I have been using Baby Wipes and they haven't proved very effective. Thanks!
I use it all the time with my clear stamps. But bear in mind that clear stamps stain much more easily than rubber stamps, especially with certain inks.
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Thank you for the wonderful recipes! I had no idea that I could make my own cleaner or blender refills. This is great and I can't wait to do some "chemistry". SCS has the greatest members!
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Thanks for the replies ladies. Yes, my clear stamps are stained but seem to work fine. I just didn't want to use something on them that would break them down. I'll give this a try...
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Thanks for the replies ladies. Yes, my clear stamps are stained but seem to work fine. I just didn't want to use something on them that would break them down. I'll give this a try...
I'm not sure about the long term effect of the cleaner on clear stamps. So far I've been using this recipe for nearly a year and have yet to notice any damage...
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Thanks so much for the great tips.
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Great thread! Had to subscribe to keep track of it! Thanks to all.
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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!!!)
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Thanks for the instructions to subscribe. I didn't know how to do this either. What a help you all are.
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What a wealth of information this site is. I'm so glad I found it!! thanks to everyone for their recipes and helpful hints. My mother always said..."you learn something new every day"!! How true!
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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.
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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?

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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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Just a note that anything with glycerine is probably not a good idea for photopolymer or acrylic stamps. Thanks!
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I also didn't know that you were suppose to dilute the SU cleaner. Thanks for the recipes. When I run out of my SU cleaner I might just have to make the recipe & try it out for myself. TFS
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Uh oh, could you please tell me why that is? I've already been using it on some of mine!
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Uh oh, could you please tell me why that is? I've already been using it on some of mine!
Acrylic stamps can be destroyed by oil based products (even oil based or solvent based inks such as StazOn), as well as acetone, and bleach.
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Acrylic stamps can be destroyed by oil based products (even oil based or solvent based inks such as StazOn), as well as acetone, and bleach.
Oh my goodness... this is doesn't sound good.. I've been using this recipe cleaner for my clear stamps!

Can we substitute the glycerine with anything else?
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Great ideas thanks! I never knew to dilute the SU mist either.
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I have some well over a year old. I store it in a plastic and glass jar since it was too much for one. With the things in it, there is nothing that would make it spoil.
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