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What do you use to mount a stamp?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Feb 15, 2019 8:18pm
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It have a stamp that is on the larger side, almost four inches. It has a piece that sticks out and that I am concerned may be broken if someone is careless. What is something that I can use to mount this stamp that will be firm and not curl?

TIA for any helpful suggestions. ๐Ÿ™‚
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 15, 2019 8:22pm
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I like foam board.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 15, 2019 8:43pm
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I use thick foam I get at Michaels. You can also get it on Stampeaz
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 15, 2019 8:53pm
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Our puppy started to chew on our signature stamp. I glued thick foam to the back then glued a heavy piece of plexiglas behind it.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 16, 2019 4:58am
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I use wood. I saw and sand a square of wood and mount it on that with super glue or the like. I just got some nice skinny pieces at Home Depot (because I'd used up all my scraps in the garage and the remaining wood was too thick). ;)
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971535 by Basset Mom
Feb 16, 2019 6:02am
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I have mounted small stamps on wood, too! But you have to be careful with bigger stamps, the thickness of whatever glue you're using can make it lumpy underneath, and then it won't stamp evenly. Be sure your glue is even.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 16, 2019 6:40am
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definitely foam. tried wood, but I found, particularly with firmer material, that the image frequently had gaps in the image transferred to the paper.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971535 by Basset Mom
Feb 16, 2019 7:03am
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I have found most wood backed stamps seem to warp in the weather and often make it difficult to get a good image, especially larger stamps.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971550 by Kiss'n Karin
Feb 16, 2019 1:33pm
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If your wood warps, you used the wrong wood. Use oak.

If your stamped image has gaps in it, you forgot to include a layer of foam between the rubber and the wood. Something soft like pipe insulation tape is called for.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 12:15am
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After the suggestion of several of you, I bought foam to mount some stamps. Then I was not sure what to use as an adhesive. I bought and used Gorilla Glue. It seems to gift up when it dries. What do you use?
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971620 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 1:47am
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Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971620 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 2:44am
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I use gorilla glue. Just be sure to use a THIN layer. They mean it.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971620 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 4:54am
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I've used Gorilla glue and it seemed to work at first, but then I got reports of the foam coming off the stamps. I switched to E6000 and love it. I think that's my go-to glue now.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 7:09am
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What do you use to mount a stamp?

I assume this is all accomplished with the consent of the stamp
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971621 by Kirbert
Feb 17, 2019 3:01pm
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I agree with Kirbert, if your wood warps itโ€™s the wrong kind of wood. I have a sheet of some thin pressboard that works great. Doublesided tape insures even pressings.
Re: Would anybody be willing with recarve siggy stam
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Reply to: #971776 by RDHG
Feb 19, 2019 9:51am
There's a Board for stamp requests. You might reach more people there who enjoy carving/donating stamps.
Blick Sale!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Feb 19, 2019 10:30am
I'm not sure if it is still going on, but there was an online coupon for 20% off of your purchase and another 25% of orders of $35 (US Dollars). I was able to get 5 new blades w/ quick release handle (10 years later means I deserve new blades, right?) and a large pink stuff for $35 and free shipping. I feel like it was a pretty great deal! Just wanted to pass on if anyone could benefit, or if you wanted to tell me I was taken for a fool!

LOL,
Astrophel
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971620 by RDHG
Feb 21, 2019 6:24am
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I use contact cement (the stuff used for laying tile flooring), it stinks, but is really permanent, and I've never had problems with it coming apart, and I always have some around the house.
Stamp requests
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Mar 17, 2019 10:18am
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Has anyone heard of Blaze On? Before I recycle any stamps I'd like to know this is a legitimate letterboxer. I've never come across a letterboxer with zero finds and a couple of plants. It strikes me as odd.
Re: Stamp requests
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Reply to: #972792 by Wavesandwaterfalls
Mar 17, 2019 10:31am
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One of the plants is a Kirbert carved stamp and he's listed as owner.
https://www.atlasquest.com/boxes/clue/?boxId=282291
Re: Stamp requests
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Reply to: #972792 by Wavesandwaterfalls
Mar 17, 2019 11:28am
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Has anyone heard of Blaze On?

Yes, legitimate. Well, at least in the sense that ANY of us are "legitimate".
And I'm sure as heck not delving into the realm of parentage.
Re: Stamp requests
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Reply to: #972792 by Wavesandwaterfalls
Mar 17, 2019 4:06pm
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I wrote to her directly. If you write her she will answer any questions you have.
Blue stuff?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Mar 18, 2019 9:12am
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On Instagram, I follow a carver who uses blue carving medium and seems to get pretty good detail.

Does anyone know what this stuff is and has anyone ever used it?

https://s3.amazonaws.com/gs-geo-images/7fa436b2-aab0-4d34-b303-bd2586dc15f6.png
Re: Blue stuff?
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Reply to: #972833 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 18, 2019 9:28am
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Blue stuff is less expensive than pink stuff - but also a little softer/more crumbly. Great for shorter term stamps, but probably not the best bet for planting in the wild (in my opinion).

https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-speedy-cut-easy-blocks/
Re: Blue stuff?
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Reply to: #972834 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Mar 18, 2019 10:44am
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Yea, what Hedge Hoggie said ... cheaper ... both in price and in quality. I did a couple carves on it, and it was crumbly ... never again.
Re: Blue stuff?
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Reply to: #972833 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 18, 2019 1:54pm
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The carving in your link certainly can't be the 'blue stuff' that we are all familiar with. The edges are too fine and pristine to have been carved from the crumbly, blue garbage we all know and hate, lol.
Re: Blue stuff?
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Reply to: #972849 by InkTap
Mar 18, 2019 2:55pm
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There is a blue material that is pretty common in parts of Europe called Factis and a number of carvers I've seen with pristine carves seem to carve with it (I haven't tried it): https://www.gerstaecker.nl/FACTIS-Artist-s-Carving-Block-drukplaten.html
Re: Blue stuff?
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Reply to: #972849 by InkTap
Mar 18, 2019 6:15pm
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I agree. The carver in question has a thriving Etsy business... over 3000 sales. Hard to believe she could could do that with cheap, crumbly crap.

For those interested:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CassaStamps

DZ
Re: Blue stuff?
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Reply to: #972861 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 19, 2019 7:09am
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Those are really nice stamps! And I see they ship from Spain, so it would fit with the European blue carving material listed above. Interesting!
Re: Blue stuff?
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Reply to: #972851 by Bumble
Mar 19, 2019 12:19pm
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There is a blue material that is pretty common in parts of Europe called Factis...

I haven't tried it either! And I've tried most! Nobody imports Factis to the US?