Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WOYWW 228 - Project Life and the Silhouette Stamp Kit

It is once again Wednesday which means it is time to post a picture of your workdesk.  If you want more information go to Julia's Blog - The Stamping Ground.  You can snoop or join in or both.  :-)

Here is my desk - I am working on my 'Project Life' album.

Here is my normal scrapbooking desk.  Unfortunately, Gracie wants to sit in my chair behind me while I am working.  The chairs that I have at this table are not condusive to a dog and a human booty.

This is the side of my desk on which I did my Silhouette stamp test.

The Silhouette cut out the stamp from the stamp making material.  It is quite thin.  You can see the arrow on the acrylic block.

Below is a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock.  I used various types of inks that I had lying around and including the Silhouette ink that came with the stamping kit.  I wasn't very pleased with the results.  I think pignment ink is going to be your best bet.  I watched the following video by Kristina Werner and she found
that the stamping material worked best with Versamark ink:

Here are the samples of my stamping and the type of ink I used above the image:

I hope Silhouette comes up with a better material for the stamps because the idea of making my own stamps is awesome!  Just a note, if you don't read directions like me, take the protective cover off the stamping mat before you place the stamping material on the mat.  That's all I'm going to say.

Have a great day and be inspired.


Daniel 6:16-18  Then the king commanded and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions.  The king declared to Daniel, May your God whom you serve continually deliver you.  The king then went back to his palace.  He refused supper.  He couldn't sleep.  He spent the night fasting.


  1. I'd love to make my own stamps, but how variable these different inks seem to be! Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing this! Julie Ann xx #45

  2. I'm really fascinated by your stamp making machine. I love doing my own art, so it would be great to be able to sell stamps made from it. I look forward to learning more about how your machine works, so thanks for sharing. By the way, I have a cat and dog who love to come and sit with me too, rather they fit or not. LOL! Have a great week, my friend!

  3. You should try stamping with a foam pad underneath your paper, this will make the image result heaps better.
    Great creative space you have and room to move around table to table, thanks for sharing.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 58

  4. Is that an old fashioned typewriter in the first shot? How fab is that...I used to love my old one that I had when I was a girl back in the Stone Age! The results of your stamping experiment were interesting...such a difference between the inks!
    Hugs, LLJ 3 xx

  5. That is very thin...could you layer it with glue I wonder? I like the exercise showing the different Be well Carole #40

  6. thanks ever so much for the heads up on the stamp making, it is always great when crafters share their techniques and know how.
    Happy WOYWW have an enjoyable week hugs Ria #22

  7. Interesting stamps and the different inks too and what a cutey little guillotine you have. BJ#1

  8. April, what fun areas you have! And I still love your Blog header photo with your dog and your Bible verses! :)
    You are doing so many interesting things! Enjoy!

  9. I haven't tried this silhouette stamping thing - looks interesting! What a neat and tidy workspace you have! I just started Project Life type scrapbooking yesterday - so far I like it!

  10. Wow I love the idea of making your own stamps with your electronic cutter. Will definitely stay tuned for more about this. Have a great week! Danie #54

  11. I am late commenting - have been so busy so just saying hi and Happy WOYWW Anne x #81

  12. Your space is looking very neat, April! I love all that organization! And look at that antique typewriter lovingly wrapped! You are something else making your own stamps and very generous to share all that you are learning! Happy WOYWW and thank you for visiting me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #57

  13. Loved having a peek at your desk April!! I am drooling over the old typewriter :-). I am VERY interested in making my own stamps and have just pre-ordered Julie Fei-Fan Balzer new book out 30 November on hand stamp craving...I can't wait. But to have a machine that will do it...hmmmmm must look into that. Thank you for showing us and good luck with making more!! Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #46

  14. thanks for sharing your fab creative space project life is another of my one day to do list wants ...I dont think I'd have the patience to make my own stamps so well done you .hope you get the results with the ink choice that you want and thanks for sharing your results with us have a fab week ahead Andrea #65

  15. Absolutley gorgeous fab Space and very creative

  16. Oooo! Glad I called by your blog! I didn't know about the Silhouette stamp making stuff and now going to have to watch the video. I have an original Silhouette and still love it!
    xx 91

  17. Your desk looks so organised, puts mine to shame! Hugs. Pam#68

  18. Your stamping kit looks very interesting. I love to make stamps too and use all kinds of materials. If you are interested, the article about stamps is from Oct. 2, Hand Carved Stamps.
    Gabriele #77

  19. Gosh I didn't even know there was such a thing! I have a Silhouette so guess what I just put on my Christmas list ;-) #6