Stamp Printing with Modeling Clay

Stamp Printing with Modeling Clay

Ben Partridge
Sep 29, 2010

Lindsey at Filth Wizardry is one heck of an inventive crafter and creative mom. We've rhapsodized over her projects before here at Ohdeedoh. Nevertheless, we couldn't resist sharing her latest ingenious concept – reusing modeling clay for stamp printing. The possibilities are endless. Plus, you'll never guess where the inception for this enterprising idea came from.

Lindsey's initial inspiration wasn't clay at all. Instead, she was curious to see if she could fashion a stamp by flattening the wax wrappers from Babybel cheese onto a Jenga block. That's what I call a resourceful mind at work.

In the end she turned to Plasticine (a putty-like modeling clay), since it was a much more malleable medium for her daughters to work with.

The brilliance of this method of stamping is that the boundaries are limitless; kid's imaginations can go wild with the creative possibilities. And with a washable stamp pad the clay can be rinsed and re-modeled over and over again.

One of our personal favorites was the use of magnetic fridge letters to make negative reliefs in the clay.

For further inspiration and loads more documentation of this project, check out the original post on Lindsey's blog, Filth Wizardry.

(Images: Lindsey Boardman)

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