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« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2006 05:25:51 AM »

Wow, they are great!
I haven't thought of that actually... making your own stamps that way.
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« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2006 01:23:08 PM »

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I noticed on the webiste you gave us (www.dickblick.com) it said to use a special ink when using the stamps so the stamp pads don't get ruined.  Do you use the ink it suggests or do you use any ink you have? Thanks.
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« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2006 06:35:14 PM »

kit cat-buy some cheapie white t shirts and stamp your stamps all over it with acrylic paint:)
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« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2006 03:49:59 PM »

Oh, and you can also stamp on polymer clay and make pendants and other things- decorative tiles, etc...

It would be neat to use the baby-themed stamps to stamp a "tile" of sculpey/fimo and use some letter/number stamps to stamp in the baby's info (name, date of birth, time of birth, weight, length). You could even frame it and give it as a gift. If you use a translucent (or white) sculpey/fimo, you could put colored inks on the stamps and they would show up nicely. Or, after you've baked the clay, you could dust them with chalks or something like Pearl-ex powder and then spray them with a sealant/fixative.
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« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2006 10:48:05 AM »

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I LOVE CARVEING but i have NOOOOOOOOOO idea what to use my stamps for!!!!!


KIT-CAT, craftAddchick mentioned using your stamps with polymer clay, and there are a lot of ways you could do that!  You can of course, just stamp onto baked clay in the usual way you would on paper, but there are many different, fun things to do with clay and stamps too.

Rather than listing them all, check out these pages at my polymer clay encyclopedia website that discusses them:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/stamping.htm
..."textures" and texture sheets can be made as stamps too:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/texturing.htm

Stamped clay impressions can also be highlighted or antiqued with metallic powders, paint, or leaf, and can be backfilled with clay, tinted liquid clay, etc.... they can also be used on stacks of very thin raw clay layers of diff. colors (or special mica-containing polymer clays), which are then shaved or sanded to reveal the stamped patterns.  All those things are discussed on the pages above, and directions to getting even more info at the site on some of the techniques are also given.

In general, the best stamps to use with polymer clay are deep cut.  The shallow ones, or ones with lots of tiny lines, don't work as well.

In addition to purchased stamps, we also make stamps from polymer clay (raw or baked, carved or impressed), and some people use the ReadyStamp company to create rubber stamps from their b & w drawings or photocopies, etc. --those also come with the corresponding "molds" for the stamps. 
Any stamped impressions in clay can also be turned into "outies" by making a clay mold from the impression.

I think you'd love using your stamps with clay!


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« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2006 11:59:47 AM »

NOOOOOO  PROBLEM!

I made some SHRINKY DINK CHARMS out of my stamps!! take a look!!
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Sooo SORRY for the blur picture i wanted to get as close to the charms as possible..this is what i made with my stamps also!!!
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Wow, I really dig those shrinky dinky charms! It just made me drool...  Cheesy
So much creativity over here, really great and inspiring.  Smiley

Btw,  I read somewhere else that stamping with bleach is also very cool, fot it gives a lighttoned (is that a correct word?  Huh) print... But I don't know if it damages the stamps?
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« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2006 05:16:25 PM »

Btw,  I read somewhere else that stamping with bleach is also very cool, fot it gives a lighttoned (is that a correct word?  Huh) print... But I don't know if it damages the stamps?

Bleach is okay for regular rubber stamps as long as you clean them right away (I wouldn't leave them sitting in the bleach). I don't know if it would do any harm to hand-carved stamps...again, I think if you cleaned them quickly, it should be okay. I usually put some bleach on a shallow dish or plate and then put a few folded paper towels in the dish. The paper towels soak up the bleach and make a bleach "stamp pad." Keeps the bleach from splashing, too. Some people recommend a bleach pen- I think it is less messy and you can control the application better- but I haven't tried it yet. Every time I go to the store, I forget to look for one!

And, if you use bleach on papers that have a different color below the surface, you get a cool batik-like look when you stamp.
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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2006 08:17:02 AM »

THAKS YOU GUYS for all your stamp TIPS and IDEAS!!!!!

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« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2006 09:41:14 AM »

Hi KIT-CAT -

I think you can use your shrinky-dink charms as wine markers/stitch markers & charms for charm bracelets/earrings/necklaces. I really like the charms you created. Will you sell any of your handcarved stamps or shrinky-dink charms in the future?

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« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2006 08:09:41 PM »

those stamps are amazing!!!
they make my squirrel stamp look like shit xD
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