Monday, February 1, 2010

Stamping Monday

I found some felt coasters in the $1 bin at Michaels and thought they would make good stamps. There were five coasters in the package so I took my small sharp scissors and begain cutting parts away from each one. You can see how they evolved into quite attractive yet distinct designs.


I brayered paint onto my palette and then pressed the stamp into the paint. This worked better than brayering onto the stamp. I'd like to mount the stamps onto plastic acrylic (maybe I can ask DH).
I used a variety of colours that went well with my fabric and managed to get a fat quarter of fabric stamped up and ready for inspiration.

7 comments:

Victoria said...

I have some of those coasters. I haven't done a thing with them, I'd thought about felting them to a base. thanks for the idea!

Jean said...

I'm always cruising Michaels and the dollar stores for nifty finds like these. Love the effect -- thanks for the inspiration!

Judy said...

I picked up some similar to yours, but like Victoria, I haven't used them yet. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

xo

Deanna said...

I bought them too at Michael's. I tried them with a stamp pad, but that didn't work so well. I glued them to the plastic disc that comes with a stack of CDs or DVDs. It's a little bigger than the coaster, but works OK.

Louise in SW Saskatchewan said...

I got some of these coasters last summer at the dollar store to use for some sunprinting but ended up using them for stamps in my children's stamp-making class last fall.

Our experience was like yours, a much better print was made from putting the stamp into the paint rather than braying over it. Another thing I noticed was that once the "paint" soaked into the felt and dried, it was much easier to stamp with it and it didn't use as much paint

The coasters are now a staple in my surface design supplies. Who knows what else I can use them for? I may try felting them as Victoria said.

Louise in SW Saskatchewan said...

PS. The worked better for stamping once they had been "sealed" with paint and dried.

Susan said...

I agree with Louise, they are much better once they have some paint dried on them.
Right now I've put them on some screens that I've prepared with thickened dye for some deconstructed printing.
You'll see the results in a couple of days.....