Sunday, November 4, 2007

Bev's new stamp

Hello Everyone,

As I've mentioned earlier, we're lucky enough to have a woman, Bev, in our guild who will create custom stamps for us. What I didn't mention is that she also makes beautiful stamps of her own that are also available for purchase at the very reasonable price of $10 Cdn. When we were at Guild last weekend she had just finished this stamp and had a couple available. Janice and I snapped them up and I love it.

Bev's stamps come as a turquoise flexible rubber sheet (similar to the clear stamps that are sold at Michaels). You can run them through the pasta maker with your clay or you can press them in using a brayer or your hands. They work well as general stamps, too.

Anyhow, I loved this pattern. Here's how it looks with some of my scrap clay. I've dabbed pinata inks on it and some pearlescent powder.

At Guild a friend of mine, Karen, showed me an ugly charm bracelet that had black rubber inlays into a silver blank that she had purchased on one of her craft store forays into Buffalo. Once you peel out the black rubber inlays it leaves a nice frame for polymer clay. When I said that I wanted to play and see what I could come up with she gave me one as long as I promised to fill it in and give it back to her.

Here is what I've come up with. I impressed the clay, covered it with silver foil, then dabbed Pinata inks on it, placed the clay into the blanks, and then started working with the TLS and heat gun.

One thing I've noticed though is that the Pinata inks do start to bleed after a few layers with the heat gun. It's not a big deal with the bracelet - helps to provide depth, but it gives me concerns about how stable the ink is for a long period of time. I have a few samples that I've played with and I'll keep an eye on those.

Here are a couple more stamps from Bev.

Bev is working on a website. Once she's got that posted I'll post it here. In the mean time, if anyone wants some custom work done, leave a comment and I'll get Bev to get back to you (I don't want to post her e-mail since I don't know how that works here).



P.S. Bev now has an e-mail where she can be contacted directly. It's


Tina Holden said...

Hi Sandy, forward my email on to Barb...those are some nice texture stamps.

hagit said...

hi Sandy, i will be very happy if Bev will dand me an e.mail. thank you...

Sandy said...

Hi Hagit,

I can't seem to get an e-mail from you. I've asked Bev to set up a separate e-mail address and I'll post it when I get a chance.

Thanks for visiting the site,


hagit said...

hi Sandy,
have you considered becoming a private detective?? :-))))))
you are great!!!
thank you!
i'm waiting for Bev e.mail now.

thanks again,