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    Hardware Stamps + Art Journals (Part 3)

    [sparkle flower stamp]

    [sparkle flower stamp] and [linear zeroes] in red stamping ink on a manila folder

    stamping on paper towells [which acts like fabric] with [sparkle flower stamp] and [crazy zeroes stamp] in red stamping ink

    [crazy zeroes stamp]

    embellishing the coppery black background of  Impromptu (aka I Tell Stories) using the [crazy zeroes stamp]

    [crazy zeroes stamp] with white gesso on the blue + purple background from An Inked Mess

    [linear zeroes] [sparkle flower] [edging zeroes]

    Used linear zeroes in Elusive Orange.

    Making stamps from washers and metal hardware is super fun, super cheap, super easy. The options are endless. I like to stamp along the edges of art journal pages, so I made a few in a linear fashion. For corners, some dots in a box or V shape. For purely random repeating stamped images, a stamp with irregular edges so you cannot tell that they are repeats.

    So next time you are at the hardware store, grab some little metallic thingies, some plastic piping and sprinkler connectors, and get to work. But I need to warn you that it really could get out of hand. You could start a collection, or stamp on every art journal page you've ever started!

    The concept was inspired by the work of Tracy Bunkers and her inspiring book about creating printing tools, Print & Stamp Lab .

    More ideas + photos in Part 1 and Part 2.

    {NaNoJouMo #26 2010}

    {More stuff for AEDM and NANOJOUMO 2010}

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    Reader Comments (6)

    gorgeous! wow.... so so neat! U are so inspiring!

    11.27.2010 | Unregistered Commenterbonnierose

    the sparkle flower stamp! the sparkle flower stamp! want one!

    11.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaNa

    I love these. I want to have my 4th grade students make some. What kind of adhesive do you use to stick the hardware to the wood??


    02.18.2011 | Unregistered Commentermastropop

    mastropop, I used Elmer's glue, non-toxic, great. The stamps won't stay adhered for years, but they will work great for some time.


    02.18.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

    How about using laundry detergent caps for the circular ones. Would be cheaper. Worth a try! :)

    11.13.2011 | Unregistered Commenterdianne


    I just wanted you to know I have featured some of the pictures of this tutorial and mentioned in my blog.

    Here you can see it:

    Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas,


    {Tammy}: Pilar, Thank you for sharing the ideas at your blog, and for linking back, your post is a great assortment of stamping ideas!

    02.9.2012 | Unregistered Commenterpilar

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