Sunday, 3 August 2008
Hand Saw and Sand Paper Sunday
Hello everyone!!! How's your recent weekend? As with me, my Sunday has been busy making mounting or handle for the stamps. Some of the stamps in the above picture had been carved since last weekend but I can't find proper time to do the wood cutting job at home. We usually reach home late from work, and it's obviously improper to do all the sawing and sand-papering at night. Living in an apartment, I understand that it's unbearably annoying when you try to rest from a long day at work (or try to put your kids to sleep) but some inconsiderate neighbours make unpleasant noise like drilling, hammer-knocking or even the sound of people using mortars on the floor. My husband use to be the one who care enough to investigate where the sound came from and knock at the neighbour's door, if the "music" they're playing doesn't really suits the mood. Hehe. So I don't want to end up people knocking at our door because of the noise I make, and of course..it'll be my hubby who opens the door because I'll be busy at the back room. Hahahaha.
I believe some people have mistakenly thought that recently I'm into wooden stamp carving. Actually the wood is just for the mounting, not carved. Well, actually this gives me idea to try carving on wood anyway. Erm..maybe some other time. Okay, back to the process, after I finished carving an eraser into a stamp, the next step is to measure and cut small plank into smaller pieces, according to the stamps respective sizes. Before I glue a stamp to its wooden backing, I will chop the stamp image on the outer surface of the mounting which later will become the top view of the stamps. It functions as sample of the image produced by the stamp and also for easy detection, so you would never end up using the wrong stamp if you got multiple identical stamps (let's say all your stamps bought from me, haha).
To my previous customer, I apologize that your stamps doesn't furnished with mountings but they're indeed sold at cheaper price.
I'm so grateful that I manage to complete all orders because I plan to work on the ATC job list this week. To those who want custom made stamps from me, I welcome any incoming orders. Please email me at mangosteenskin(at)yahoo(dot)com. I'm looking forward to create new job list for handmade stamps.
Below is the upclose view of each stamps that you see in the above picture. I will update this post for the description of each photo. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy looking at my most recent custom made stamps.