Rubber stamps are great fun, but everyone seems daunted by cleaning them. It is easy if you just remember a few things: plain water is best, alcohol is a no-no, and a paint edging pad is a great solution.
Go to your local home improvement store and purchase one of those flat pads you use for putting the paint on in corners, like at the ceiling or top of walls. It is soft and has lots of short flexible "bristles". Wet one end with plain water, and set the whole thing down on a plastic tray or towel to catch any drips.
If you get ink stains on your stamps and/or wood mounts that just won't come off with water and other cleaners, I have found "Simply Green" works great! I don't think there is any alcohol but I'm not sure. You can find it in the auto department of your local discount store.
Fact is, good stamps stain, it just happens no matter how careful you are. Just keep a damp paper towel on hand, and blot your stamps as they are used to get the ink off that you just used. Other than that, you can never really get all the ink off, but the stamps will work just as well. (I've been stamping for many years!)
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