We’ve been in a crafty kind of mood lately, and have been taking a look at the best of the best in paper craft supplies. Rubber stamps are expensive, you generally get one at a time, and they take up loads of otherwise-useful space in your desk or crafting station. Today we are checking out the Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets. These stamps come on a re-usable sheet, where you can take them of
f, position them on an infinitely re-usable acrylic block and stamp away to your hearts desire.
Rather then paying $8-$15 for a single stamp on awooden block, you can buy a small, medium or large sheet that contains anywhere from 5-100 individual stamps. Alphabet sheets usually contain more then art stamps.
There are many different brands and designs of Clear Stamps, and Crafty Secrets does manage to stand out. They have a large selection, great and unique designs, and more importantly they produce a quality stamp. The lines and ridges in each stamp are clearly defined and produce a clean edge for a beautiful impression.
We got to try out one of each sized sheet, the top photo shown is their “Greetings from Wonderland” a large sheet design, featuring beloved characters and sayings from Alice and Wonderland. It is a great set for making greeting cards and adding accents to mixed-media art projects.
The second set we looked at was the Adore Alphabet, a medium sheet. It has both upper and lowercase letters, a complete set of numbers, and a bit of punctuation to help you on your way. This set is a stylized alphabet that looks great when combined with almost any other design.
Then from their Small sheets, taking a look at Altered Art. I was a little nervous about this set at first, because there is a LOT of intricate details that will get lost if you are using an inferior ink, wiggle the stamp, or don’t apply even pressure. I was truly impressed with the ease of use for these, give it a steady hand and the small bumps in the face and wings come out very nicely.
Overall, I enjoy Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps for quality, selection and the unique designs you can’t find anywhere else. Check them out on their official website, or you can buy their designs (retired too!) on Amazon.com.