I am trying to make some stamp pins using the adhesive backed stamps. I am
afraid that the adhesive will interfere with the glue I use to bond it to the
clay (Tory recommends Sobo for regular stamps), so I tried TLS as a "glue."
I wrote to Jody Bishel to ask about the TLS, and thought I would post my
experiment here too to see if anyone has any helpful advice or feedback.
"I am making postage stamp pins, and I wanted to use an adhesive backed stamp.
I painted the back with diluent b/c I was afraid the adhesive would react badly
with the clay, then changed my mind and painted on TLS. I applied it to clay,
then painted over the entire piece with TLS. Baked at about 200 for 8 minutes
(and it almost burned...my oven is wacko this week!)
1) The TLS over the stamp looked very cool...kind of milky, which contrasted
with the brighter onlays I put over it.
2) The stamp came out of the oven beautifully, but as it cooled it started to
buckle along one edge and came up from the clay. I tried to press it down
while it cooled, but no dice.
3) I painted the entire shebang with Flecto to try and seal the stamp down,
but it just buckled more.
4) I also added gold powder to the edges with a dry brush before I baked the
piece...some of it drifted onto the TLS on top, so I added a very thin line of
it along the edges of the surface. It kind of floated on the wet TLS and
5) I Flecto-ed, because I was afraid that if I sanded, I would sand right
through the TLS and hit the stamp.
I love the pin, and wouldn't part with it because I always get attached to my
first muffed tries at any new thing, but I want to make about 30 pins for an
upcoming show, and need to make sure the stamp is secure, etc."
Any ideas, guys?