• Rubber Stamp Junk Project.

    I was afraid I may have made a few of you nervous after my last junk project post. I decided to ease back just a little and throw out a really simple project.

    I have been attracted to vintage rubber stamps as long as I can remember...I keep snatching them up at antique shops, flea markets, and garage sales.

    I particularly like the ones displaying dorky cool business names. Cinderella Clip & Curl?

    And I adore the ones with great emblems on the handles!

    Remove the rubber lettering at the bottom so your stamp will sit flat. Drill 2 holes in the top of the handle 1/2" apart and 1/2" deep. (I used a 1/16 drill bit)
    (Tip: Make an indentation with a nail before drilling to keep your drill bit in the correct spot.)

    Wrap 18 gage wire around a fine point Sharpie one and a half times to achieve the perfect round. Snip with a wire cutter leaving 2 tails approximately the same depth as your holes.

    Your wire should look like this.

    Add a tiny bit of glue to the end of the wire and insert into the holes.

    Add a photo,

    place card, business card, or small sign.

    S is for simple. Have fun!

    If you haven't registered to win the scramble quilt tote on the Junk Revolution message boards, be sure to head on over and sign-up!
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    • Amy Trinkle says...

      I love this idea and I could use the rubber part for mixed media or assemblage as well.

      On February 21, 2013

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