Monday, 25 June 2012
Stamped Wooden Chopping Board - Attempt 1
This is a bit of a craft fail, but seeing as we all have them, I thought I'd show it to you all in case someone out there ever tries to do this too! Hopefully I'll save you the trouble.
I have a very good sense of smell. I call it my 'Super Nose'. Having a really good sense of smell and taste can be great when I'm at a restaurant and want to figure out what's in my dinner so I can make it at home. It's not always a blessing though. A few times hubby has cut up some watermelon and has used our standard chopping board. This board is mostly used for chopping onions and garlic and I find the taste of the comes through into the watermelon. I'm sure he thinks I'm making it up, but the watermelon definitely tastes onion-y when he's used that board.
I thought I'd stamp on one of the chopping boards so everyone knows that it's for fruit. No onions and garlic on this board!
I used my VersaCraft ink pad which says it works on wood. It stamped on nicely and look clear. Now for the real test...washing it! I ran a hot hairdryer over the ink for a while to heat set it and then went at it with a wet sponge. Boo! 90% of it washed away. I think I might try again with the wood burner next time.
So, note to self (and any other stampers out there) VersaCraft inkdoes indeed work on wood but is in no way wash proof, water proof or weather proof. Has anyone out there had any success getting VersaCraft inkto stay on wood?