how to use and store talktothesun's rubber stamps:
hand carved rubber stamp is made of soft rubber. please avoid heat, rough handling or harsh cleaning.
- store your stamps in a box away from heat and sunlight. clear plastic filing boxes or wooden box with paper lining or paper boxes are great for storing.
- always handle stamps gently. apply ink by pressing the ink pad onto the stamp. if you use water based paint instead of ink, use a sponge to dab the paint onto the stamp. Never rub the stamp on the ink pad or brush with coarse paint brushes – this will damage the stamp.
how to clean talktothesun's rubber stamps
- the easiest way to clean your stamp is to wash gently in soapy water, rinse, and allow to air dry.
- if you prefer to use stamp cleaner or oil based make-up remover, apply gently with with the palms of your hands, soft tissue paper, makeup cotton pads/buds or soft kitchen paper towels. you could also use a kneaded eraser or stamp scrubber (with soft fluffy micro fiber). rinse with running water, or by dabbing the stamp gently with wet tissue paper. air dry.
- never rub, scrub or wipe your stamp – the friction will damage the surface.
- some stains will probably remain even after cleaning your stamp, as the rubber absorbs some ink. don’t worry – the staining is normal and won’t cause any problems
some customers asked us before that they need a larger ink pad than rubber stamps. but it does not really matter. here is tips.
- place a rubber stamp on the table.
- hold your ink pad in your hand.
- tap the ink pad onto a rubber stamp lightly until you see the surface of a rubber stamp is covered with inks evenly.
- you do not have to press rubber stamps onto ink pads. you just need enough inks. so tapping ink pad onto a rubber stamp would be nicer as you can see which area of the stamp surface is inked and you can avoid putting too much inks. it always works better this way even with small stamps
- we have attached an example image in each listing how to put inks on large rubber stamp if an ink pad is smaller than the stamp.
talktothesun's hand carved rubber stamp & tsukineko ink pad safety:
- rubber stamps are not edible and cannot be used on food for hygiene reasons. keep them away from the reach of children as some stamps are very small.
- rubber stamp may have a small ink stain on the surface. it is because we tested to stamp each piece on its package before sending it to each customer.
- ink pads are non toxic and acid free. if you put the ink in the mouth accidentally, wipe it off by tissues or something like that as soon as possible. when children can gargle, make them rinse their mouth with water. If small children are not able to gargle, make them drink water or milk to dilute as much as possible. if they feel bad, consult a doctor.
- ink pads do not contain dangerous substances such as heavy metals, we have no information about the change in the condition in case of ingestion by children with an allergy. keep our products out of reach of children in any cases.