Why Buy Rubber Stamps?
Rubber stamps are one of the more versatile scrapbook products on the market today. Inque Boutique's large selection of rubber stamps are cheaper than wood mounted or acrylic rubber stamps making them a great choice for the scrapbooker on a tight budget.
Although alphabet stamps are very popular, there are a number of other options to consider as well. Floral stamps make a great general purpose embellishment. You can also find themed stamps for projects such as Holidays and Birthdays.
Using Rubber Stamps
Even if you’ve never tried stamping on your scrapbook pages, rubber stamps are very easy to use. Acrylic pain) is the most popular medium for working with rubber stamps. When using paint with your rubber stamps, you’ll want to apply the color with a foam paintbrush or a clean makeup sponge instead of pressing your stamp directly into a puddle of paint. A thin layer of color will achieve the clearest impression.
When you’re done using your rubber stamps, clean them with soap and water. Some staining is normal when working with dark paint colors, but you can try to scrub off any stubborn paint with a nail brush if you wish. To keep your stamps in top condition, however, make sure you wait until they are completely dry before putting them back into the correct storage container.
Making the Most of Your Stamp Collection
Unlike stickers, chipboard, or metal embellishments, rubber stamps can be used as many times as you wish. However, you don’t have to settle for the same look on every page you create. To keep things fresh, consider the following ideas: