I got a question from a newsletter subscriber who noticed the wood block in my video appears to be painted or varnished. So I thought I'd share this tip with all of you. I learned it from my upline when she taught me how to mount my very first stamps.
Before I put the rubber and label on a new wood block, I coat it with a clear acrylic spray. I get it in the spray paint section of the hardware store. I usually do a couple of coats, covering both sides and the edges.
As you can see in the photo, the acrylic coating seals and protects the wood so it doesn't get stained by ink. Since I seem to get ink all over everything when I'm stamping, it's really helpful to be able to wipe the block clean with a swipe of a cloth moistened with Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner!
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