Impression Stamps For Polymer Clay – Stampies

Stampies - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #707: A new 3D Printer product for stamping polymer clay… from the Pagden Brothers who are based out of the UK.

Today I will demo a new design tool for polymer clay made in the UK, called Stampies.

I was contacted by Mitch and his brother from SimpleKontruct, the makers of Stampies. They said they have been subscribers to our YouTube channel for over a year and really appreciated the info that we share. Together they have created some new design stamps for polymer clay, and asked if I was interested in testing them out and of course I said “Yes!

They currently have 6 sets of Stampies (they sent me five of them) with unique designs ranging from geometric patterns to complex symbols and images. The design sets I have include… Ancient Origins, Valhalla, Smooth Geometry, War and Peace, and Pillars of Creation.

There are 10 designs in each set, except the Ancient Origins which has 11 designs. The full sets are nicely packaged in a black matchbox, with a pamphlet and tiny cotton swabs for cleaning the stamps with Isopropyl Alcohol (Rubbing Alcohol). DO NOT use Acetone on these stamps because it will damage the plastic.

The Stampies are created using a special 3-D Printer technology that is very fine without the heavy lines of a regular 3-D Printer.

The Stampie designs are nice and deep, so they are excellent for using in techniques such as mokume gane and mica shift, but are of course useful in all kinds of different polymer clay projects as well.

Because the designs are deep and some are quite intricate, it is a good idea to use a release such as water or cornstarch on these stamps to avoid clay getting stuck in the deep crevices of the Stampies.

You can buy each design separately at a reasonable cost, or buy multiples in a set for a better price.

Overall I really like these stamps, though I would suggest that the company give names to each of the designs (especially those in the Ancient Origins and Valhalla Sets), and an explanation as to what each symbol is and what it means, as well as which way is up, so that the user knows what it is that they are using in their work.

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Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Lawrence S, 09 November, 2015

    Wow, these look really neat Cindy and I will check them out.
    Gamers will recognize many of the symbols so check with your son if he is a Gamer.
    3 D laser printers have sure helped we clayers with so many of the new products such as the Lucy Clay tools cutters, which I hope you will be reviewing soon..

  2. Cindy Lietz, 10 November, 2015

    Very cool Lawrence, I hadn’t thought of asking Fisher… he might know. I have seen some of those LC Cutters… I’ll have to look into them for a possible review. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Penny Vingoe, 09 November, 2015

    Cindy – my clayday people have been playing with the stampies and have produced lots of interesting results – and I now have them in stock. I, to, was not happy about the names of the sets so have renamed them (with Mitche’s agreement) – I have called them Ancient origins, Smooth Geometry, ‘creation’, ‘graphically yours’ and heartfelt signs. The Christmas set I have called ‘Christmas fun’, They are, as you say, deep and useful for so many designs.
    I still watch what you are up to after all these years Cindy!

  4. Cindy Lietz, 10 November, 2015

    That’s great Penny, thanks for passing that along!

  5. Petra G, 10 November, 2015

    Hi Cindy,

    ‘Ancient Origins’ seems to be egyptian hieroglyphs. The oval was named ‘cartouche’. It defined a new word when surrounded single symbols. But I neither know in which direction they were used nor what their name or sense was.

    ‘Valhalla’ looks like old german runes. They could be written horizontally and vertically and had a differant/ negative meaning when they were used upside down. Valhalla was the name of the hall of the God Odin where the dead warriors and heros had gathered to prepare for the final war at the end of time.

    Actually I can’t tell you what’s the meaning of the signs in detail. Surely you will find further information on wiki**dia. I wonder if the manufacturer themselves know about the translation of the icons. ;-)

    Best regards,

    Pet Cat

  6. Penny Vingoe, 11 November, 2015

    The manufacturers are two young men whose interests were previously in interesting fantasy creatures – see here: Deviant Art – thus their interest in history and myth. The creatures have been made in polymer clay thus their interest in our medium. They have recognised the possibilities for development of tools for polymer clayers.

  7. elaine faulks, 11 November, 2015

    Hi Cindy. Super excited about the new Stampies and glad to know they are made here in the U.K.

    I have made sets of Runes in the distant past from Wood and used my pyrograpy machine to burn on the symbols. I did make one set using the blue granite polymer clay and took ages carving all the symbols. So will hunt out my chart.

    As you say, it would have been a good idea to mark the top of the stamp somehow and also supply an explanation for each stamp If you invert the symbol it changes it’s meaning.

    I will certainly look into buying the Valhalla set, although a set of ten is not quite enough.
    The modern rune set consists of 24 symbols. These are devided into three sets of eight.

    The first is associated with the deities Frey and Freya, the second Heimdall and the third Tyr.

    According to Norse legend, the god Odin hung upside down from Yggdrasil (the great World Tree) for nine days and nights in order to receive the runes, which he gave to his people as a gift.
    Such a shame they did not make the full set of 24.( You will have to mention that when in contact with the guys)…………….cheers xx…………………….

  8. Cindy Lietz, 11 November, 2015

    How cool, I knew you guys would come in here and add some great info and ideas! Thank you!

  9. Dixie Ann, 12 November, 2015

    Cindy, I love the way the stampies imprint such a deep design. There are certainly many many possibilities with this technique. Most of the symbols are foreign to me and I probably would not purchase a set but perhaps as the guys expand their business they would do more research into what clayers (most of us are women) really like. For example Fancy Alphabets, figures, more generic symbols we would use in our PC art like stars, moons, favorite icons etc; the list is endless. Thanks for the demo and please thank “the guys” for generously donating them so you could show us the possibilities.

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