First of all, I would like to apologize for the crackles in the audio track of today’s video. If you look carefully, you will see that the mic was dangling at the bottom of my jacket, instead of clipped up on my collar where it should have been. The mic bouncing across my clothing is what caused all the static. Since I speak so loudly, the volume levels all appeared to be fine while we were recording, and it was not until editing that we noticed the problem. The only fix would have been to completely re-shoot, but unfortunately we did not have enough time to do that. It probably sounds worse to me than it will for you, but I just wanted to mention it up front.
These cool Mandala stamps, designed by Tina Haskins of Haskins Design Studio, are laser cut from acrylic and unlike any of other clay stamps I have used in the past.
They can be used with polymer clay, paper clay, metal clay, ceramics, fondant, wax and soap making. As well, I discovered they can be used for pencil rubbings too.
These stamps are crisp and crazy detailed! Designs this fine can not be reproduced in rubber stamps, and can only be made using precision laser technology.
Because they are stiff and made of acrylic, they are used a little differently than other stamps. They can not go in the oven, which means you can’t bake your clay while it is still in the stamp/mold. Also, you must use a release such as cornstarch or mica powders, otherwise the clay will stick in the crevices.
The protective paper film that comes on the discs when they are shipped, is easily removed with warm soapy water and a stiff brush. Never use rubbing alcohol or cleaning wipes on the acrylic, because that will damage them over time.
Tina has created over 150 Mandala designs, each one 1.5 inches in diameter. You can currently buy them in sets of 5 or 10 stamps at Haskins Designs Studio on Etsy. See below video for the link.
These stamps are perfect for all kinds of polymer clay techniques including mica shift, mokume gane, faux enamel and so much more! Check out the video and you will see just how unique these pretty little stamps really are!
- Etsy Affiliate Link: Laser Cut Acrylic Stamps by Haskins Design Studio
- Etsy Affiliate Link: Mandarin Ducky Sparkle Mica Powder
- Amazon Affiliate Link: Round Cutters in Graduated Sizes
- Amazon Affiliate Link: Sculpey Premo Sunset Pearl
- Amazon Affiliate Link: Sculpey Hollow Bead Maker
- Related Video: An Easier Way To Do Polymer Clay Mica Shifts
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