I’ve used a wooden cookie stamp about 9cm diameter that I stripped of it’s rubber profile and then glued glass nuggets to the flat wood base. It worked beautifully as the surface was so smooth it didn’t displace the fibres, the weight was just enough to lightly start felting then the pressure could be applied. I totally loved it....until the glass nuggets started to detach. I’ve tried Araldite epoxy resin and Gorilla glue neither seem to hold the wood and glass permanently together sadly....any suggestions?
Other tools I use are an old large profiled roller (tagliatelle pasta or similar) that I purchased from EBay - it’s great, and I find easier than the bamboo mat as it has handles, also as mentioned above a wooden bead foot massager. Re-purposing objects is great fun!
I have a heavy duty red plastic paint tray, the kind with the deep ribs in it. It sits at a great angle in the sink with the part that typically holds the paint will hold your hot soapy water so you can dunk and roll on the ribs, makes fast finish work.
Post by Under Paris Skies on Mar 17, 2019 16:34:54 GMT
For a surface that is textured I use two things I found around the house: 1. silicone oven mitt which has a “beaded” sure-grip surface, including along the thumb and forefinger edges as well as on the flat surfaces. 2. Inverted crystal decanter stopper which has star-burst pattern and is about 3inches in diameter. It is a beautiful piece and seems very decadent, but the decanter is long-gone and the stopper portion is wonderful to hold. ❤️☺️ It had been rolling around in the sideboard in the dining room for years.