Thursday, September 16, 2010

Baked and Stamped








I had picked up an old baking sheet at a garage sale because of it's wonderful patina and distressed surface. I had thought of using it as a substrate for a project at one point. After seeing Cat's post about stamping at  "In the Light of the Moon"  I thought that I would get out the steel stamp set that I got at another garage sale and make some stampings. As you can see some of the letters don't have such high definition so I experimented with sanding the surface before stamping. I'm not sure if  they didn't show up because of the quality of the stamps or the fact that I was stamping against some soft wood. The reverse side had a great embossed quality that I really liked but of course the letters are backwards then. I dropped some alcohol inks  on the lettering to highlight the indentations. In the end some are still not quite so readable but I kind of like the diffuse effect that makes you looks a little harder to see what it says and might not dominate the work that I use it in. 

What do you think?


  1. Love them ...i got some stamps in Brighton the other day so will be trying those soon only got a few letters though .......i use my vintage typewriter that I got at a car boot for typing on thin copper sheet been using them on my ATCs ....i love metal stamps must get myself a whole set,,,,,i especially like Dream and partake ......x

  2. What a great idea, Lorna!
    These were my practice ones. I need to learn a bit about placing the letters more carefully but I'm always a bit hasty in my process. I had to get the sticky oil off with Goof Off.

  3. I think these are very cool and I love the sanding, now you make me wanna get out my old stamps too!!
    and yes you do need a new pin cushion, especially one handstitched by Moi!!
    thanks for spreading the word dear Kim! xox

  4. They are great - the 'burnt' surface is amazing. I love the idea of a propper set but I'll make do with the type writer my parents got me at a table top (my dad couldn't find hos old olivetti) I admire the strength you must have needed to cut the tray!

  5. I meant to add that I cut the tray quite easily with tin snips, even the corners to flatten it to begin with.

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  7. Thank you so much for mentioning me..I am so thrilled that I was able to push you in the direction of using this wonderful tray for stamping .. you where so right to pick this one up..I love how they came out.I especially love them all!!Big Hugs,Cat

  8. The stamping if very cool and I the patina with the alcohol inks is fab. You are good with that torch too! xox Corrine

  9. Yes, yes, yes, love these! So darn clever. Riki


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