How To Mount An Unmounted Rubber Stamp

by linfcor

Un mounted rubber stamps are an economical way to increase your stamp collection. Here are the tips, ideas and supplies you'll need to mount your loose rubber stamps

I love rubber stamps and have a considerable collection of them. Lots of places sell un mounted rubber stamps. They are a very reasonable way to stretch your craft budget. Mounting them is easy to do as long as you follow the steps. There are some great options if you are willing to take the time to mount these wonderful artistic stamps. These are not acrylic stamps, but actually rubber stamps manufactured on sheets. The advantage of these stamps are that they cost about half of what a mounted stamp would cost and they take up a lot less space.
You have two choices in mounting these stamps. You can either mount them temporarily or permanently mount them. The choice is up to you.

Tool And Supplies To Mount Rubber Stamps

Tools You Need To Mount Rubber Stamps

1, Sharp scissors

2. Craft Knife

Supplies You Need To Mount Rubber Stamps

 Unmounted rubber stamps

Craft knife

Blocks-either acrylic or wood

Temporary adhesive ( repositionable glue ) or vinyl cling

Steps To Temporarily Mounting Unmounted Rubber Stamps

  1. Use sharp scissors to cut around the rubber die, being careful not to trim the actual design
  2. According to the manufacturers directions, apply either the respoitional glue or the cling to the die
  3. Stamp your stamp and store for later use







Steps To Permanently Mount Rubber Stamps

Tools And Supplies Needed

  1. Sharp Scissors
  2. Craft Knife
  3. Unmounted rubber stamps
  4. Cushion for stamps
  5. Wooden blocks
  6. Rubber cement, if your cushion does not have adhesive
  7. Permanent or heat set ink
  8. Clear acrylic spray

Note: Use of rubber cement and acrylic spray should be done in a well ventilated area

Steps To Mounting Unmounted Stamps

  1. With a scarp scissor, cut around the rubber stamp die, making sure not to cut into the design
  2. Adhere the die to the cushion. If you are using a non adhesive cushion, then spread a thin coat of rubber cement  on the die and the cushion. Allow to dry 15-30 minutes and then stick together.
  3. Use a craft knife to trim the cushion around the die as close as you can to the design.
  4. Ink the die and apply the die to the block. Push down to make a good impression. Heat dry the ink
  5. Apply two coats of acrylic spray to the entire block and allow to dry.
  6. Adhere the cushion to the block with rubber cement if neccessary


Do you own unmounted rubber stamps?

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No, I don't own this type of stamp
sheilamarie on 11/28/2014

No, but it's good to know how to mount them.

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Supplies To Mount Rubber Stamps

1 grey cling mount sheet 8.5x10"

1 full sheet of cling mount, easy mounting foam. For use with un mounted rubber stamps. Can be used with or without acrylic block. Great tool for saving money and space. Measure...

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Ez Mount Static Cling Mounting Foam 8.5"X11"-(for Stamps Already With Foam)

SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL-EZ Mount Static Cling Mounting Foam. Allows you to make any rubber stamp into an EZMount stamp that clings perfectly to an acrylic block. No sticky mess and...

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Acrylic Stamp Mounting Blocks 3 inch x 6 inch

Scrappy Cat Acrylic Blocks have smooth, ergonomic grooved edges on all four sides for easy gripping. This Clear Acrylic Stamp Mounting Block is a 3 inches x 6 inches and is just...

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Updated: 03/30/2014, linfcor
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Have You Mounted Any Rubber Stamps

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sheilamarie on 11/28/2014

I have seen these unmounted stamps at stores. They look more economical to purchase. Thanks for teaching us how to mount them.

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