I had some great luck yesterday at the Big Flea, a giant flea market that comes around every few months. Most of my finds are going into my shop, but I wanted to share these wood block stamps. These are vintage wallpaper and fabric stamps from Europe. The dealer had a whole table stacked full, but for some reason I was drawn to the paisleys.
The raised designs are both wood and metal.
I love that they're used, rustic, cracked, and lovely all at the same time. And they were once used for interior decor - how fitting. I will probably use them as decor, but I want to experiment with them and clay, and I have designs on using them for their original purpose...
They have big openings in the back so you can firmly grip them as you stamp.
This one had a number on the side - they must have had a lot of stamps to keep track of! You can also see how thick the stamps are from this side view.
So mom, are you up for giving this a try?