"The Ray is a kind of flattened fish that live in oceans and seas all over the world. Beautifully graceful and curious, they appear to be flying through the waters as they hunt for small fish and crustaceans. The most social species of Rays live in large groups of hundreds, sometimes thousands of individuals. Some Aboriginal and Polynesian peoples consider the Ray as their Totem animal. Within is a symbol of mother earth ~ Sea Turtle; with Feathers alongside to help her fly. Deep in the base of the tail, Pele is stirring, reminding "Hihimanu" that the waters are alive with life! Dolphin, fish, and even Dragonfly emerge from the abundant blue green waters. Even the little Ladybug, who brings us happiness and good luck. "
These Acrylic (Clear, Unmounted appx. 3"x4" to fit on Acrylic Blocks) Stamps are created from the art work of Sue Coccia, a Northwest Native interested in Animal conservation. According to Sue:
According to Sue: "With proper care clear stamps will likely outlive their owners. The fact is that the photopolymer used for making clear stamps was originally used and in many cases is still used for commercial business stamps. That means the FAXED TODAY, RECEIVED ON, commercial stamps used by banks and post offices - the dies are mostly all made with photopolymer. The business stamps used in a commercial environment get used 10 to 40 or more times per day. These commercial stamps - even when being used multiple times per day often last 10 - 15 and even 20 years. Actually, folks end up changing the data they need to stamp before the stamp ever wears out. So if you compare that kind of abuse to the limited use a stamp gets in the creative stamping and scrapbooking applications - it's easy to see where the stamps could last for 20 -30 years or more. Also, solvent inks and cleaners will attack the photopolymer if left in contact with it.
As long as they are cleaned immediately - it's not a problem to use solvent inks."
Sue says: "I don't recommend using solvent cleaners - the best cleaner for any stamp, clear or rubber is Ultra Clean."
***Note: Image shown is the artists colored version, you will receive the stamp only.***
looks like this, clear blocks available on website soon.