Sunday, December 7, 2008

STAMP-MAKING DAY AT THE MITCHELL'S HOUSE

It's been a long weekend and I thought I would be tired today. But -- I'm so excited about Tom's progress on making custom stamps that I've forgotten to be tired. I thought I would share with you what he has been doing this morning. If stamp-making goes as planned, I will have samples and order forms by the December 13th "Scrappy" just in time for Christmas!!

I took pictures of Tom making the stamps today and thought I would post them. It's quite an interesting process and a very delicate and tedious process. Timing is most important - along with patience!

It all starts at the computer and printing on a transparency.

Then, placing and pouring the special liquid. It's so hard not to get bubbles and very tedious to get them out! After exposing them under a UV light and a little peeling, washing, and drying - Voila! Sometimes the bubbles grow and you have to start all over again. Sometimes the letters peel off during the process and you have to start all over again. Sometimes everything works and it is a happy feeling!!!!






4 comments:

Janet said...

Great job, you two!!! I can't wait to see them IRL. Keep up the good work!

Pam said...

Well, well! I am amazed. I can't wait to see the process and the stamps. Congratulations!!!

TxScrapAddict said...

oh I can't wait to see the finished process!!!

Marie said...

Isn't it fun to create something with your dh? Can't wait to see them!