A note from Ryn:
Starfish Set ~ Three Pieces
Starfish Set includes three pieces which are deeply etched into red rubber and mounted on cling-cushion. The largest stamp measures approximately 3" by 2.75", the medium size is 2.25" by 2" and the smallest is 1.5" by 1.4". Use these Rubber Stamps on a variety of surfaces such as paper, clay or fabric! For examples of how these stamps have been used check out the product gallery to the right of the main image.
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.