Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend if you are in the USA and if you are elsewhere I hope you had a great weekend too!
Tarheel Stamper's Tuesday Tip for this week is:
Conditioning your stamps. I have two examples of stamped tags for you to see. You can click on the photos to get a larger view. The one on the left is before I conditioned the stamp. Usually the bolder stamps are the ones I need to condition. The detailed ones don't need it. I start by mounting my stamp. Then I ink it up and try it on scrap paper. If the stamped image looks like the one on the left, I sand lightly on the rubber with my sanding block. I repeat the inking and stamping process and see if it is ok. If not, I sand lightly again. I have heard you can use Stazon cleaner or an eraser. Some people say to rub them on your jeans. The manufacturing process leaves a residue on the stamp and when it is removed the ink adheres better to the stamp resulting in cleanly stamped images.
Tammy Q Howell aka Tarheel Stamper
Closer view of the tags.