Now I feel uncomfortable calling myself an artist. But I have been told that I need to sign my work. I have tried writing my name in the clay before it is cured but it just doesn't feel right to me. So I decided I would put my own stamp on it. I am a do-it-yourself kind of person. I hate to buy something if I can make it myself for less. So I decided to make a stamp the best way I knew how. By using alphabet noodles!
First I picked out the letters. Since Flowertown Originals seemed a bit too long, I decided to go with just the initials, FTO.
Next I grabbed a piece of scrap clay, flattened it out and embedded the noodles. I removed the pasta with a needle and it was ready for curing.
Once it was cooled, I gave it a light coating of baby powder (to make in non-stick), took another piece of scrap clay and pushed it down onto the cured piece. I trimmed it smaller and put it in the oven.
Since it was so small, I made a handle (covered in one of my canes of course) and attached the two. Back to the oven.....
Now I have my very own stamp and will be able to "sign" my work. It's my stamp of approval and let's everyone know that they are getting an Original. I kinda like that! Next I want to make my own signature cane to put on some of my smaller things. I'll have to think about that one a while longer. But right now I think I will go and make a pot of Alphabet soup.
Until next time.... put a smile on!