A few weeks ago I was reminiscing with my sister, Dianne, about Penscore, which has now been renamed Magic Stamp. Does anyone remember this stuff? You heat it up (with a heat gun or light bulb) and then press it against textures to create your own stamps. Reheat it and the impression disappears and you can start over. I made the impression above with a hemlock cutting.
Not content to stop there, I wanted to make a longer, rectangular stamp, but didn't have a piece of Magic Stamp the right size or shape. Hmmm, this stuff feels like what? Floatie board! You know, those kick boards you buy at the dollar store. Well, I just happen to have one that I had been cutting up to use as ink daubers, so I tried that:
This impression was made by heating the floatie board and pressing it into a "molding mat".
What a fun trip down memory lane that was!