My handwriting is absolutely awful. I have tried signing the bottom of my bits & bobs but it was, quite frankly, embarrassing. I toyed with the idea of having a branding iron made, but with my limited budget that too was out of the question.
I then though, “hang on, if I’m thinking of scorching a logo etc. into the wood, why not a rubber stamp?”
So I had one made for a few quid, and I have to say I’m pretty happy with the result.
The bottom has to be fairly flat for the rubber stamp too, but it is a little bit flexible. I had to stamp one of my tooth fairy bells near the edge because the base is usually cupped inwards so that they rest just on the very rim.
I tried stamping over the top of friction polish, but the ink only partially set so it smudged. Rubbing alcohol wouldn’t remove the rest, so I have no idea what kind of ink it is. I will try different finishes I use over the weekend to see what works and what doesn’t. If I have to make up a small template to spray with acrylic just on the stamp then fair enough.
How are you getting on with the signing of your work? Have you come up with an ink that works?
I have been talking to a mate of mine and I’m going to try a steel template that has the logo/name cut out and then you could use a soldering iron to trace the patten details are then burnt on the item. 🙂