I still have DS in town (and still a list of things to do for him before he heads back, mostly clothing repair – you see? I just KNEW there was sewing in my future, I just hoped it would be quilting!) and DD is home sick from school, so this is just another quickie.
Following on from yesterday, I did eventually find my larger size punchinella. I just KNEW the size was perfect to use as a guide for stamping a uniform pattern with the tiny eraser stamps, and I was right.
The width of my punchinella is about 3 1/2 inches, but it is very very easy to reposition and carry on. Even so, just a 6 inch (measured from one full circle to another full circle) length produces a grid of 3 x 6, which would still work widthwise for many cards.
LOL! My eraser carving is not expert but some of them I quite like. Remove the punchinella and…
I must have gotten a smudge of brown on the side of my finger cause there are some smudges there, but as this is a sample it doesn’t really matter much. But it does show you the idea. Personally I think it’s a lot easier than drawing a grid, and a lot more reliable than eyeballing it. And you could perhaps pick out different patterns – I can see how you might make an arrow, or a chevron or straight lines or triangles…
But not a circle. But as I mentioned yesterday, other stencils work as well. Not sure who makes this one, but someone will recognize it, I’m sure.
For the outermost ring of stamping, there is PLENTY of room. For the next one in, it’s a close fit, so a stamp like I’ve used (the starburst one) works, but the other one wouldn’t – anything that depends on the full diameter of the eraser to show the pattern won’t work. Maybe another similar stencil will? Nothing I have carved fit the tiny holes of the smallest circle but just a dot from a bullet-tip marker works.
I think I really need to store these pencils someplace where I won’t forget I have them. I tend to do that. Now back to laundry and sewing.