Monday, December 08, 2008

ATC Stampbord rubber stamped wall art project

I recently discovered Stampbord which is a sturdy board (like compressed wood) with a white clay coating. What's super neat about it is you can stamp on it, use all sorts of ink, paint, pencils, markers etc. on it... Then you can take an etching/engraving/scratch tool and carve away the top layer to expose the white clay underneath. I love how easy it is to make highlights, like the light is shining on your artwork.

Anyway, I ordered some ATC size (2.5" x 3.5") Stampbord pieces online (they also come in domino 1"x2" size.) I covered the surface with alcohol inks, stamped with stazon, colored with color pencils and (optionally) put a thin coat of mod podge to protect the surface.

This board is very sturdy, so a regular hole punch won't work - but I used my Cropidile punch tool. That Cropidile is amazingly strong (can punch through tin, wood, chipboard etc.) The board is too thick to set eyelets in, but I glued them into the holes and added beads for hanging on my wall or door. A couple more images on this project on this rubber stamp sheets page.

I've got so much more to do, I'm a million years behind schedule on making example art for my rubber stamp pages.

Medical update:
On a personal note, I had a CT scan on friday and have another test on wednesday to screen for cancer. I should know within the next week or so if I'm still doing ok with the Hodgkins Lymphoma. I found out that the radiation treatment damaged my thyroid worse than I thought, so I've been pretty tired lately while my blood levels got all wonky. My new doctor is really nice though, I think I'm in good hands.


Anonymous said...

what can I say, I love all your projects. You've been such an inspiration to me.
I am praying for you health and peace always.

vea said...

Kim -
Let me say that I love your products, your vision and your blog. Thank you so much for bringing such beautiful things to us.
I'm keeping you in my prayers. I am sure that I am not alone in saying that we are all wishing good things for you.
Happy Holidays!

Elaine Allen

Rosa said...

I just found you through a friend. I am sorry that you are really sick. I hope that your health returns soon. Your stamps and projects are just gorgeous. Get well soon.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering what colored pencils you used? I am not having much success because of the smoothness of the stamping surface. I'm using prismacolor.