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I am finally doing it! Yep...unmounting my wood stamp babies.
I have been working on unmounting my wood mount Stampin Up sets this week. I watched a video by Cindy McVey at Crazy For Crafting and I was so tickled to see this easy way to complete my icky chore! I just grab a couple sets while watching a TV show and this project I have been dreading is finally on track!
I found this video online that really gave me a DUH moment. If you remember a while back I showed you this big ole roll of ezmount that I was going to use to unmount/mount my stamps...until I watched that video online..
So here I go.........
One of my first stamps....year 2000
the stamp is off!
Peel off the label...slowly and carefully
Here it is....pretty sticky!
Flip your label so it is backwards and line it up to your stamp. This way works particularly well with words!
Stick the stamp back to the back of the label.
Adjust label to align with the stamp.
There we go!
Trim off the excess label with some small, sharp scissors
. Buy some Aleene's Tack-It Over and Over...a repositional glue
Add to your stamp
Oops too much, it takes only a wee bit. A nice little foam brush would have come in handy!
Smooth out a thin layer of glue and let set over night to dry.
Ta-Dah...all done and ready to use with your acrylic blocks!
I am tickled to find this process...I love being able to see the image of the stamp! Cindy suggests taking each set and putting them back into their original box to dry so nothing gets stuck to them while they are drying.
15 sets DOWN.. many more to go...I will show you how they all look when I am done...someday LOL!
Thanks to Nancy Ward at Paper Friendly for pointing me in the right direction! Nancy shares all kinds of fun projects and tips that she finds out there on the web. A great resource!
And thanks to my son Matt for helping Mom out by photographing this! What a trooper. He now knows more about unmounting stamps than he ever wanted to LOL.