Creating stamps with the Stamp !t™ kit
by Beate Johns
Step by step on using the Stamp !t kit to create your own stamps.
- Stamp !t™ Kit
- Lamp with 60Watt Bulb
- Plastic Tray
Prep the lamp by adjusting it so that the bulb is 8" away from your surface.
The kit comes with 20 preprinted images. Cut out the one you would like to turn into a stamp.
You can also print out your own images. The kit comes with a CD that will help you with that.
In a room with minimal sunlight, place a dark piece of cardstock under the lamp.
Open the magnetic acrylic clamp and place it on top of the cardstock. Top that with your stamped image.
Take one of the polymer gel packs out of the black box and lay it over your image.
Place the other acrylic piece over the sandwich to close the clamp. The clamp is magnetic and will hold everything together.
Press down over the gel pack to make sure there are no creases in the pack.
Set a timer for two minutes and turn the light on.
After the timer goes off, flip the clamp over and set the timer for an additional 10 minutes.
Open your clamp.
Take the gel package to the sink.
Put on your gloves and cut off the edges of your gel pack.
Tip: Work quickly as the gel continues to harden while you work.
Remove the plastic sheet that is directly above the raised artwork.
You will see your stamp image in the gel.
Run hot water over the image to remove most of the liquid gel.
Squirt some dishwashing soap onto the image and brush gently in circular motion to remove excess gel.
Brush softly. The image is not fully hardened.
You will cut the stamp later, so you don't have to remove all the gel from around the image.
Place your image in a tray. Cover with water.
Place tray under the lamp and adjust so the light is as close to the water as you can get it.
Leave lamp on between 10 to 15 minutes.
The stamp will harden and turn pale yellow.
Trim off excess polymer. Your stamp is ready to use.