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Old 07-09-2014, 03:34 AM   #1
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Hi! I have seen plenty of tutorials for converting wood mount stamps to clear mount, but I have a different question. I have the Vivid Vases stamp from SU, which has the sentiment and the image together on one piece of rubber/foam. It's wood mounted, and I want to keep it that way. But I am wondering if there is a way to unmount it temporarily, cut the sentiment off, and then remount them separately again on wood blocks. I love the wood mount stamps; I just wish I had cut the sentiment off before I mounted this particular one. I know I can microwave the stamp for a few seconds to loosen it from the block, but I'm worried that once I do that I won't be able to successfully adhere the sticky foam back onto the wood. Will it lose its stickiness? Has anyone tried this?
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The microwave doesn't remove the stickiness, it just softens the glue enough to let you remove it from the block.

I use unmounted for the most part, but when I've had a wood-mount stamp come undone from the block when I wanted it to stay there, I glued it back down with some good ol' Alene's Tacky glue. Just a thin layer, stick it back down and good to go. That should work with your stamps, too.
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I have done this many times, just peel off the rubber layer from the foam, cut them apart and remount them as you wish. If it will not go back on the foam just add some adhesive. I like rubber cement
If you put a coat on the back of the rubber stamp and a coat on the foam let them both DRY and then stick them together that is a PERMANENT adhesive.
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Thank you both! I'll give it a try.
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Yes I have done this many times. Just stick the stamp in the microwave for about 10 seconds (depending on the size of the stamp) It softens the stamp enough to peel off. If you cut it fast enough you can reposition the stamp on the wood while still warm and it resticks just fine
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Have you considered just masking off the part of the stamp you don't want to use?
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Have you considered just masking off the part of the stamp you don't want to use?
If she's anything like me, she'd be masking it off almost every time, and who has the patience for that? Good suggestion, though, for those who are less...cranky?...about masking
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