Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Jazz Up Simple Letter Stamps
My Great-grandma's crochet hook was gathering dust until I discovered that it could be used to jazz up simple letter stamps. It came in really handy on the latest project that I have undertaken: an inspirational mosaic plaque.
The plaque centers around a couple inspirational words. Since my handwriting leaves something to be desired, I decided to use stamps from my Walnut Hollow Clay Embossing Set. The only problem was that the letters are so perfect, they didn't really evoke the right mood. The crochet hook is the perfect tool to embellish the letters. After the piece was baked, I added alcohol ink into the crevices of the letters so they would stand out.
Here is a "before and after" sample on unbaked clay of the letter "J" . (This is a much darker brown than what I used, but I wanted it to show up for the photo).
The Walnut Hollow Clay Embossing Set comes with letter and number stamps, an embossing tool, and several shaped cutters.