Alphabellies Decor Stamp
IOD Decor Stamps are an essential tool for creating. Decor, fashion, sugar arts (food safe, high quality material); they are designed in such a way to be as versatile as possible and allow for all kinds of uses and configurations.
SHEET SIZE: 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)
INSTRUCTIONS: Before removing from backing, condition your stamps with very fine sandpaper (220-240 grit), scuff the surface in two directions. This helps the mediums stay put and not bead (which some types, like ceramics glazes, tend to do). Remove stamps from backing when ready to use. This takes some force, but don’t worry, the stamps are strong.
You can use different mounting techniques for different surfaces; large mounting block (for perfectly flat surfaces, ie fabric on a work surface), freestyle stamping (using the flexible acetate sheet that comes with the stamps) or no mount (good for conforming to curved surfaces). Whichever mounting method you use, the stamp backs must be perfectly clean, as well as the mount, in order for the stamp to cling firmly to the mount.
As for different mediums, we have had great success with paint, decor ink and erasable liquid chalk. When using paint, you can use a small foam roller or brayer to get an even load on the stamp. Our Décor ink, and most other inks, work fabulously with the Décor Stamps as well. Ink gives finer detail and tends to be a little more translucent than paint. We like using paint and ink equally, and they lend themselves well to different projects and surfaces. Use the blank stamp pads to apply the ink (one for each colour), then pat the surface of the stamp with it.
IOD Decor Stamps are perfect for many applications and surfaces, such as fabric (use a more generous load in order to penetrate the fibres), furniture (painted or stained, ink, erasable chalk or paint) or walls (create a wallpaper-like effect or borders).
STORAGE AND CARE: The easiest way to care for and clean stamps is to keep wet wipes nearby, and avoid letting the medium dry all the way on the stamp surface. Then, when you have time, wash them with mild soap (our Suds Brush Soap is perfect for this) and warm water. For some mediums you may find that you need a stamp cleaner. Use one that is safe for clear stamps. After thoroughly cleaned, place them back on the clear backing for storage.
Decor Stamps are not suitable for high heat applications; DO NOT put in the dishwasher, they will melt at extreme heats.
Colours are approximate and may vary with screen settings.