A note from Ryn:
Spirals and Leaves includes 7 rubber stamp designs from my collection - Spiral Set, Striped Reed Set, Fiddlehead Set, Spiral Branch Set, Compound Leaf, Abstract Leaf Set and Ornate Leaf Set. They come organized as seen above on an unmounted rubber sheet measuring approximately 8.5" by 11". The stamps can be separated with a pair of sharp scissors. This product does not include any backing or cling-mount for mounting the stamps.
All of my stamps are made from natural gum rubber and are deeply etched into the surface. Deep etch technology captures a high level of detail in each design and ensures clean imprints by setting the image at a depth that is twice the industry standard. Natural gum rubber is also extremely durable and flexible making it ideal for use on a variety of materials. With proper care each stamp can be printed hundreds of times without losing image quality.
Printing the Stamps
For printing the designs with ink or paint I recommend mounting the stamps onto cling-cushion. The cling-cushion sticks to any Acrylic Stamping Block with a static charge. A flat hard surface such as an Acrylic Stamping Block will ensure that the stamp is pressed evenly in order to capture all of detail in the design.
For Use with Clay
For pressing the designs into materials such as clay or polymer clay I suggest cutting the stamps from the unmounted sheet. The plain rubber will allow for more flexibility and control when pushing the designs into a soft surface. Unmounted stamps are also easily cleaned with warm water. Gently work the clay from between the ridges of the design before it gets the chance to harden.