......for the first time!
Hi my friend-
I was at one of my local Antique store and found these
IOD Stamps [ Iron Orchid Designs ]
There are 13 different stamps in the set and that seemed like
a pretty good value to me.
These stamps are big!
The best part is they are flexible
for stamping on curved surfaces and clear for easy placement.
According to ironorchiddesigns.com
there is a little prep work needed before you get started.
They suggest using a fine grit sand paper on the stamping
Sanding lightly one direction across all stamps
then the opposite direction.
This will help with all mediums used.
It's up to you if you want to cut apart the stamps.
This works better for me-
I still have more yogurt jars and some pots to decorate.
I just painted the jars with chalk paint.
I wanted to try stamping on air dry clay and add
the label to the jars.
I love this MODEL MAGIC CLAY by Crayola !
It was about $5 at Joann's Fabrics- less if you use a coupon.
It is so soft and no crumbling mess!
It didn't shrink or crack.
I highly recommend it!
I just rolled a small piece to 1/4'' thick
Just pressed stamp into clay
This method made the best impression in my opinion.
The stamp did not stick to the clay :)
I used a bit of Tacky Glue and attached the clay to the jar.
I used a knife to cut away some excess.
The jars and pots dried overnight.
I used a small amount of Burnt Umber acrylic paint and water
to make a 'WASH'
I painted the recessed parts with the wash and wiped
off extra as I went-
This took some time and it seemed to look better
with more and more layers.
When I was happy with color,
I went over the high parts with another dry brush
coat of chalk paint.
On the left I used a Burnt Umber wash
on the right I used a black wash.
I love how these Marmalade crocks look :)
These sunflowers dried this way and I'm going
to keep them !
Early fall mantle- with a reminder to my dear husband-
don't be sad about your brown lawn !
This one is my favorite!
Which do you like better-
the brown or the black ?
Let me know in the comments-
xo Lisa S