Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, painting, doodling and more. I also offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom of 4 and a grandmother of 10 adorable grandkids, whom I love to make things for.

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Oct 12, 2010

A Little Tip

Hi there!

I have a little tip for you today for cleaning your acrylic blocks. I use a lot of Staz-On Ink, which leaves my acrylic blocks in quite a mess over time. I tried cleaning them with baking soda, which required a lot of elbow grease, but did work...but not as well as this little tip. 

I had just cleaned two of my blocks, but remembered to take a photo of these two little ones which I hadn't done yet. It's too bad because my other two blocks I use more often, and they were BLACK!!

I read somewhere that someone used a Mr. Clean Eraser to remove ink from something...so I thought I'd try using it on my blocks.

 I couldn't believe how well this worked on the blocks! It took very little time and they came out sparkling clean!! Have a look:

That's four clean blocks on the Mr. Clean package. Impressive, no? I think so!!

Guess who's going to be a staple in my Scrapbooking bag from now on? Mr. Clean!!

Have a good day, and thanks for visiting!!



  1. I heard that little tip, too! Glad to know it works!

  2. Awesome! What a great tip, thank you!


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