I’ve used specialty cleaners and a scrubber, but hated buying the cleaner and the scrubber sometimes left little pieces on my stamps. I switched to baby wipes, but they are pricey and not environmentally friendly.
I kept reading about the Absorber and thought I'd give it a try. I think it was made to dry off cars, but the chances of me ever washing or drying a car is zero.
Bottom line, it's great! Since I couldn't figure out what to do with it (brain cell issues), I thought I'd share how to use it.
It comes in a plastic tube, and out of the container is soft and pliable. I soon learned that if it sits out in the air, it dries and becomes hard, like cardboard. (I thought I had killed it.)
Also, I kept trying to clean the stamps with the absorber and nothing else. It didn't absorb a thing and I wondered what was wrong. Finally, it occurred to me to wet it. It's a miracle!! The water and ink and alcohol all just get "absorbed." I have no idea where they go.
If water doesn’t clean my stamp, I put a little cheap rubbing alcohol on the absorber and that does the trick -- this works really well for metallic inks. And, no, it doesn't harm my stamps.
Before I start stamping, I see if it's too dry and if so, spritz with water and it's fine. If I keep it out for a few hours, I spritz again.
Here's mine, in its container ....
Lovely, isn't it? I've used it for a few months without washing it. Guess it's time to throw in the washer (but not the dryer)! Love this thing...
Now they need to make a synthetic cook (The Cookster) and I'll be all set.