Stamp School: Mounting Rubber Stamps & Watercolor Look With Markers!

Hi friends! In today’s stamp school I am going to show you what to do with those sheets of red rubber you see at stamp shows or order online. It occurred to me that most new stampers buy their non wood mounted stamps in craft store from large stamp companies and they come prepared to use on your clear blocks. If you only buy from the big box craft stores you miss out on the wonderful diversity that the independent stamp company has to offer. I will show you how to trim and mount your stamps and then we will make this card!


Watch the video to see how it’s done!

Supplies are available from our sponsor Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Use coupon code: SCENE to save 20% on all $10+ orders of mounted stamps! Coupon expires Sunday, September 11, 2016.
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Watercolor paper or heavy cardstock
Water based markers
Stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry:
Retro Sundress
Near the Reef
Summer on the Farm and here are the other unmounted sheets I showed
Round watercolor brushes: #0, #5
Stamp mounts (they have the rock a blocks I showed at the end at a great price!)
Spray bottle with water

Here is a list of stamp mounting supplies:
Cling Cushion (EZ Mount)
Aleenes Tack It Over & Over glue
Glue stick
Heavy Scissors (I use KAI brand)

I hope the options for stamp mounting seem less intimidating now, I like mounting my own because it saves money and I can use whatever method is right for my storage and budget. I also hope you give watercolor markers a try (borrow the kid’s Crayolas if you don’t have any!) because that is such a fun technique too! Thanks for stamping with me today and til next time happy crafting!

9 Responses

  1. Love the video very much. Great job.


  2. Thanks for another great video Lindsay. I have been cutting unmounted rubber stamps with my Tim Holtz scissors for many years and they work perfectly. I was actually about to buy Kai scissors when the Tim Holtz scissors first came on to the market, but didn’t need them when I realised what a great job the Tonic scissors did.


  3. Hey Lindsay, I have a question for you. When you first buy a tube of watercolor, what is the best way to mix it so it does have that oily separation. I bought some really nice Daniel Smith paints and when I went to put them out in a well, many of them had some separation, and if I tried to press on the tube to move the color around and mix it (with the lid on of course) then it blurped and and wouldn’t stop. I’ve found this with other watercolors tubes too so thought I’d ask.


    • that happens when a company dosent let their paint sit long enough before packaging or it sits on the shelf too long (theoretically) I just mix it with a toothpick and let it dry down, works just fine:)


  4. hey Lindsay, I have tried the tack it over an over glue but I did not like it. Seemed after a few months it all cracked and peeled off. Have you ever had that happen to you?


  5. Thanks, another great class. Have you ever used the Art Impressions
    Watercolor stamps? I would love to see you make a card with them.
    Thanks, Sue, Milton,DE


  6. I have the Tim Holtz scissors and they work GREAT for cutting through the foam mount and rubber.


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