My sister asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and I told her I wanted rubber stamps that had blocks of text in a foreign language. I couldn’t find any myself, but she’s an expert shopper and found several nice pieces. They were unmounted, which made them perfect for these projects.
To get the background text, I imprinted the vessels when they were still a little soft. I believe I trimmed them the week afterwards. I wanted to have the sprig layered on top of the text. This sprig is of an oak leaf that I made for a porcelain jewelry project last year. It was one of the only plaster sprig molds I had that worked, for reasons I’ll explain in the next post.