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    Peggy
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      When it comes to cleaning and otherwise maintaining your tools, how thorough are you? Do you give your stamps a mere swipe of the wipe, or do you take them to the sink for a good scrubbing? Do your stencils display every medium that you’ve ever subjected them to, or are they in pristine condition? What about your dies? Your craft mats? And dare I mention brushes?

      A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.

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      Peggy
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        Although I’m awfully good about caring for my stencils, cleaning them with soap and water after each use, I’m going to have to admit to being not so good to my stamps – a quick swipe with a baby wipe is all the love they get. I’m pretty anal with my dies, removing every bit of paper I see, but my poor craft mat gets a quick dusting with a towel until the buildup is ridiculous. As for my brushes – I’m the put them in water so the goop doesn’t dry before I (finally) get them to the sink type. I’ve sort of solved that one by dedicating a few cheap brushes for all mixed media. They look horrible, but since I’m only using them to apply matte gels, who cares, right?

        A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.

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        droopidog
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          My stencils are in pristine condition. I clean them after every use. I hate the idea of ruining a project because I accidently transferred a medium from one project to another.

          My stamps, that’s another issue. I just stamp all the ink off and maybe a quick swipe with a wipe.

          My brushes go into a jar of my own cleaning solution after each use and are wiped off with an old dishrag.

          My dies, I try to clean them when I’m done. Every now and them I may find a stray piece of paper left behind.

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          #461541
          Merrihew
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            I do clean my stencils after every use. Stamps get cleaned immediately. I usually clean out the dies right away, but if I am using several, I will just wait until I am done. Brushes get cleaned right away if I am scrapping in the kitchen, otherwise, I put them in water until I am done with my project.

            #461547
            StephD
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              I always wash my stencils off right away. Stamps I usually just stamp them on scrap paper until nothing comes off anymore. Brushes usually get washed off right away and I make sure the dies are cleaned off right away.

              #461613
              msjan1
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                Slob all the way! I just bought a new stamp scrubby pad since it is 10+ years old and nasty. But, stamps have inks, brushes have paint, palette knives have mediums, dies have paper, stencils have remnants, and mats are full of stuff.

                I did have a happy accident when I did not clean distress ink of off a stencil very well and then used white embossing paste. It actually turned out perfect for the page I was doing.

                #461619
                Peggy
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                  Jan, LOL I don’t know what to say!
                  As for the rest of us – it looks like we all agree that our stencils are our most important babies.

                  A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.

                  #461655
                  Bec
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                    Im not great at cleaning things. I’ll wipe down stencils and run my brushes under water. But I have thrown out so many brushes so I only buy cheap ones now. My stamps have never been cleaned 😲

                    #461729
                    Peggy
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                      Bec, you are a lady after my own heart 🙂

                      A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.

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