Stamping on wood

Oh, my. It's 86 degrees here in San Francisco. It's too hot! How did I ever live in Chicago?

Anyway, it's time for another quick rubber stamp project! Couple days ago, I stamped on wood for the first time.

These are little 3-tier storage boxes bought from Ikea very long ago (here). I've decorated them before but it was time to update them. Again, it was very simple to do, with strips of patterned papers, tape, and stamps I had already carved. The inks took awhile to dry but I think I'm happy with how they look on wood.

One of the containers is already filled with handmade stamps:

Cool! Next time I go shopping for craft supplies, I'll be on the lookout for wood things.


Alex Louisa said...

I love all your stamps! They look so good stored all together like that.

Love the boxes too. I don't think you can get them at IKEA here in Australia :(

...because you've convinced me that I need them ;)

Alex Louisa said...

Oh hang on! Yes you can! Woot!

I love wood. You probably already have your mind set on which inks you like to use, but when I'm stamping on wood I usually use StazOn ink. It dries quite quickly and won't smear if you happen to get it wet.

Jinnie said...

what would we do without ikea.. woot!

thanks for the suggestion on the ink. i used Fabrico and VersaCraft and was wondering if StazOn would work better. i'll have to get some of them now. ;) thanks!

(you have a very beautiful blog~)

Anonymous said...

It IS hot here!! Hot and wonderful!

These boxes look beautiful. It's such a lovely touch.

industrialpoppy said...

These look fun, and I think you have a very fresh looking blog-I love it!

Jinnie said...

Thanks! I hope you all have a great weekend!

montague said...

love that cute little box full of stamp goodies!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Hi Jinnie, I noticed that I need to ask permission before using a picture link back to your blog but I can't seem to find your email anywhere! If it's staring me right in the face you'll have to excuse me! I've been known to do that! Anyway, I would love to link to your Poloroid wall if you don't mind!

Jinnie said...

Hi Rachel,

Thanks for asking!! I sent you an email. I really appreciate that you took the time to read my notice. I should add my contact info in the right column.. ^^

Berreca said...

wooahhh! I love your stamps!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello, im a new commenter here =D
I love your blog, it's so inspiring.
and i especially love your polaroids!!!

those boxes are so pretty!! and the stamps!! <3

Amy Kerr-Menz said...


I have just discovered your gorgeous blog thanks to a link from One Pretty Thing...and I'm very glad that I did!

I hope you don't mind but I've added you to my blogroll so that I can come back and visit regularly.

Your polaroids on wire are fabulous. I had some jute string strung up at my last house with my photos pegged to it before I moved...seeing your polaroids has inspired me to find it again! :)

Cheers, Amy x.

Jinnie said...

welcome, new visitors! :D
thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments. i'm glad you find my projects inspiring. :)

Wendy said...

It's funny, I saw the close up picture on your Flickr stream and liked it, but I didn't realize that it was part of this whole awesome box project. Seriously wonderful. I may have to do these for Christmas presents. Really, really love it.

Enterrement de vie de garcon Paris said...

J'aime beaucoup...