Thursday, 23 September 2010

candy corn stamp and jam jar tealights

The worst candy corn hand carved stamp in the universe TM
Probably the Worst Candy Corn
Rubber Stamp in the World TM


I sat down last night and doodled a little candy corn and set to work carving an eraser into a stamp. Its not brilliant but it was fun to do an I think I will have another go at stamp carving later today. I found the eraser much easier to carve than previous fights with lino tiles, resulting in plaster/band-aid covered fingers.


Vintage scrap paper tea-light holders



This morning's crafting was making tea-light holders from various jars and scraps of vintage book paper and music sheets. I made some DIY Mod Podge glue (which is white craft glue mixed with a few spoons of warm water).



I'm off to play with my copy of Wreck This Journal .. I'm going to be brave and crack the spine... I may have to cry, as to me that's one of the worst things you can ever do to a book ... *ignores the various book paper related crafts i have made from damaged books*... ;o)

7 comments:

ClaireP said...

crack it! Go on! ;D

Kitschy Coo said...

Don't be disheartened by the candy corn! I think the distinctive thing is the colours so it would have been really tricky to 'covey the spirit of the corn' in black and white :) I've had eraser carving on my To Learn List for about six yers now...

The tea light holders are ever so lovely.

Frizforthewin said...

I like those candy corn! , loving the jars too :-)

Fiona said...

Really like the tealights. Think I'll try that idea. Thanks.

Hannah said...

I too really like the candy corn! I'm with ya on the lethal lino! I might have a go with an eraser too, tho I did like that I could carve large images.
I used to be the same about books until I got my wreck this journal, seriously just go for it you might be surprised at what happens...

Kirsty said...

I had great fun cracking mine.

I bought a set of Wreck this Journal for my classes this year. The pupils love it.

jillytacy said...

I want to get Wreck this journal. I think it sounds cool and the boys at school would love it!