Hi all. I do lots of stampwork, and I often use something claylike to
test out stamp combinations before committing to metal. I’ve used
several clays in the past and am currently trying Silly Putty.
Nothing has ever worked as well as I would like. It occurred to me
that someone in the Orchid ether might have a brilliant suggestion.
Some exotic clay? Some fantastic wax? Some crazy polymer?
There are 3 basic issues:
The crispness of the impression, which only needs to be temporary
Ease with which the material can made to return to a flat state
Visibility. The material must offer enough visual contrast so the
impressions can be seen clearly. The surface can get dirty!
For years I have housed this material in a shallow wooden box about
3"x7", but would consider any other ideas. As I have often found in
the past, the solution to a materials search can come from some
completely unrelated industry or source. So, come on Orchid, any
great ideas? Thanks!