Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stamping on Wood items

Have you ever tried stamping on wood? I’ve been playing around with some Matching Thimble and Needle Casefun items that I acquired a week or so ago.  These cute little wooden sewing items (Needle Case and Thimble) are usable and great items for hand sewing or a great little gift for that sewer, quilter or crafter that you know!  They remind me of something I would find when I would be picking through my grandmother’s sewing box. As I do sew, I think I may be keeping these fun items for myself!

I must tell you, if you have never stamped on anything curved, it is a tricky endeavor, so make sure you practice first.  Try using some non-permanent adhesive and some copy paper attached to your item.  That way you can practice all you want before you stamp!  When working with wooden items you may want to do a little fine sanding before you begin.  If you decide to sand, take a wet cloth and wipe away any wood dust before you begin your stamping and allow to dry if needed before stamping.

Thimble and Needle Case Top View Open

When I received these items they were natural wood so I did a little sponging to give it a more aged look with Crumb Cake and then I stamped in Chocolate Chip. I really like how the brads look on top of the items!  Those cute little antique brads (117273) were the perfect add on!  UPDATE – To attach the brads to the wood pieces, I cut off the prongs on the brads and folded the little pieces I couldn’t get off to the center. I made sure that the prongs were as flat as possible so that it was flush against the wood top.  I suggest using a “super glue” type of adhesive to attach them to the tops of the needle case and to the thimble if you plan to use them versus the Tombow multipurpose adhesive if using for decor purposes only.

Thimble and Needle Case ClosedIf you plan on using these items, I really suggest spraying with a clear acrylic spray.  It’ll keep the oils from your hands from discoloring the items and protecting those beautiful stamped images.


Stamps:   Tiny Tags
Papers:  None
Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Antique Brads 
Tools: Craft and Paper Scissors, Sponge 
Techniques Used:  Sponging


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  1. These are gorgeous! I love how you stamped on them and "aged" them. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very original and beautiful to boot. Unfortunately the only one I know that sews is me! LOL I'll just have to make them for myself. :)