Have any of you discovered a material to use as a stamping surface
that has enough resistance to allow a crisp design on the back
side without distorting the front side too much?
You can use a hard planishing pitch, some available from Northwest
pitch works, http://www.northwestpitchworks.com
(I find their hard melts dangerously high and runny)
also from Fischer in Germany http://www.northwestpitchworks.com
in the form of hard black setter pitch. (a bit brittle but does the
You can use a regular pitch (softish) and then set it in the fridge
for a while to harden it. You might even try ice…
You can use aquaplast, and jett sett for a rock hard surface. Hot
glue can have its place as a resiliant surface.
Traditional might be orange flake shellac but I do not recommend
this, too brittle, bad organic chemicals (it is ground up bug shell
exudations) and it melts dangerously high.
and so on…