One thing we talked a lot about at Mega Meet was how to clean your stamps. The four stamps photographed below were stamps we used at Mega Meet. We used Versa Fine ink and Jewelz Mica Pigments. (Which you can find on all four stamps!)
The stamps above have not been washed or “pretreated” with anything. The stamps below have been washed with Dawn dish soap and warm water. You can see they are still dirty, but not nearly as bad as they were.
After washing with soap and water, and still having color on the stamps, I decided to use some stamp cleaner. I used “stazon all purpose cleaner.” I wasn’t scrubbing to get them clean, I sprayed it directly on the stamp, used my hand and washed the stamp as if I was washing my hands. Seems to have done a pretty good job.
If I would have cleaned the stamps right after using them, they would have come clean with just soap and water but the ink sat on the stamps for several days.
There is one ink I absolutely do NOT recommend to ANYONE. It has stained one of my stamps and is absolutely impossible to clean. I have tried, soap and water, stazon cleaner, even a magic eraser!! NOTHING WORKED!! Anyways, the ink pad is called “Ancient Page.” I’ve only worked with it that one time, and I did try cleaning the stamp right after using it.
I found a really awesome (and affordable) way to store my stamps. I’ll be back tomorrow with pictures of that, and details where you can buy the products if interested!