Sometimes the rubber stamps you purchase give you the option of purchasing in unmounted form for reduced prices, which is fine and dandy since the rubber stamp and ink are the essential parts. However, if you find yourself struggling and wish to mount your rubber stamps, that can be done easily too.
Here’s how you can do it:
- Collect supplies
The easiest mounting for rubber stamps would be using wood blocks. Collect and gather these items: Wood blocks for the mounting body, strong glue adhesive of your choice, and wood spray. A good recommendation for wood is maple as pine has a tendency to warp over a period of time.
Use a pair of scissors and trim the excess edges of the rubber mold away but make sure you don’t accidentally cut into the design! Keep your trim as clean as possible and snip until the excess are gone so as to prevent any unwanted bits from showing when you use the stamp.
With the adhesive of your choice, spread it evenly across the wooden block and paste your rubber mold onto the block. Make sure that the rubber mold is placed on straight and as evenly as possible, weight it down so as to help decrease the chances of creases or air bubbles forming. Once you have done so, let the glue dry for around 15 minutes to half an hour.
Once you are certain that the adhesive is applied right and the rubber mold is successfully mounted onto the wood block, you can spray the entire wood block and stamp with wood spray. The recommended amount is two, but depending on the surface area, you may need more coats to evenly distribute.
By now, your effort in mounting the rubber stamp should be complete. However, it is always prudent to test it out so try stamping again to see if everything holds in place!
And there you have it- the simple and straightforward way to mount your own rubber stamps!