I have several boxes of unmounted stamps, some old and some new, so today I decided to spend some time mounting the new ones on EZ Mount and cutting them out with a hot knife.
It was the first time I've used the hot knife and I'll never go back to scissors and the sticky, gummy mess it makes.
Once I got started, I decided to pull out the boxes of older ones (some of them are at least 15 years old) and start remounting some of my favorite ones. I had to pull off the old mount that just wasn't sticking anymore and then mount them on the EZ Mount.
LOL! I did get a bit sticky before it was all over, but now they are ready to go.
I still need to get a new notebook to store them in as I forgot to plan ahead for this part.
I stuck them to available plastic packaging for now.
I will deal with the notebook situation tomorrow.
...this is only a of the ones I got mounted today.
OH...and I still have boxes and boxes to go.
Ok...Effy has thrown out a challenge to do 30 days of blogging and I'm going to jump in and do my best to swim upstream. LOL at least that is what it feels like some days when I am just trying to get the things done that I have to do.
I've neglected my blog terribly and hopefully this challenge will help me get back on track.
Just because I've neglected my blog doesn't mean I've neglected my art...well, not completely anyway. I've managed to make some beautiful backgrounds like the one below. I love each and every one of them...and I have gotten each of them to the stage where I'm afraid I'll mess them up if I do anything else.
I know some artists advocate working through that until you come out on the other side, but somehow I just can't do that with this one. So now I am on the hunt for the perfect quote and embellishments to it to tell its story.
I have always been drawn to shades of jade, teal and green and I love how this page came together. Gesso, Art Cement, acrylics paints and inks are just a few of the things I threw into the mix.
Well, I'm off to get my daily chores done and hopefully I'll have time to come back later and check out some of the blog links. Otherwise I'll have a lot of catching up to do tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone is up to!