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Clear stamps are identified by a number of different names. As well as being interchangeably called acrylic or clear acrylic stamps, you will also usually hear them referred to as polymer or picture-polymer stamps or even as clear rubber stamps. All of them fall underneath the heading of clear stamps.

Some of their primary features are:

1. They are almost fully transparent if you first buy them.

2. They're slightly cheesy which allows them to be stuck to an acrylic block for use.

3. They are stored on a backing sheet or in some kind of a protecting container resembling a CD jewel case.

4. They are sold individually or on a sheet containing a number of images.

5. Not like rubber stamps which might be sold both trimmed and untrimmed - they're always sold ready to use.

The first thing you should do whenever you first get your acrylic stamps is to condition them. This may be completed by gently rubbing a white eraser all over the surface to remove any factory residue. This helps be certain that your stamp "takes" the ink, and that you stamped photographs are clear and crisp.

The subsequent factor it is advisable to know is find out how to accurately take away your clear stamp from the backing sheet or the storage container to keep away from stretching or tearing of your stamp. DO NOT seize the stamp by one end and pull it off the backing sheet - it will lead to stretching and tearing. Instead, gently grasp it, lift just a little, then reposition your fingers in order that they are close to the backing sheet, lift a little bit more, reposition your fingers, lift slightly more...until you could have removed the stamp.

Planner Stickers After getting your stamp, it is advisable to connect it to an acrylic block prior to stamping. Acrylic blocks are available in a wide range of totally different sizes, shapes and styles. Ensure you select one thing that's as shut in measurement to your stamp as potential - you want it to be just a little bigger than the stamp.

One of the simplest ways to attach the stamp to the protecting block is to gently place or drop the stamp face down on your paper in entrance of you. You can then gently press your acrylic block to the stamp back. By doing it this way, you ensure that you preserve the form of the stamp. Clear stamps are very versatile and it is easy to accidentally distort the form of the image when you place it in your block.

You then both gently tap your stamp onto your ink pad, or dab your ink pad onto your stamp relying on the size of your stamp and ink pad, and your desire, and then stamp as normal.

Once you've got finished stamping, you clean your stamp. In an effort to peel it off the block, comply with the same process as once you took it off the backing sheet, after which exchange it onto the backing sheet or into the storage container.