Busy week without much crafting really. On my desk this week, is the practical project of making labels for last week's jars of plum preserve. As I mentioned before, this year's plum jam is under-cooked and I've been making labels for the batch. "Runny Plum" doesn't have an epicurean ring to it, does it! So I've called it Plum Preserve! The labels are simple really but they look quite swanky.
Left to right: acrylic block, labels on trimmer, DIs, calligraphy, punch.
I stamped the labels using a stamp that I bought from a cheap as chips kind of shop. I've just stamped rows of the labels using the long clear stamp block on the left hand side of the work area as a guide to make more-or-less straight lines. I guillotined them using the good old photograph trimmer, then inked them using DI milled lavender and aged mahogany. I rounded the corners with a Zutter half inch corner punch. Last, I went hunting for my old calligraphy fountain pen set to write the label details. I slapped them onto the jars with clear packing tape.
If you'd like to hop over to Julia Dunnit's blog, you can join the many folk who enjoy sharing their work by showing a view of the crafting bench. And the acronym is most singular in appearance, impossible to pronounce, fun to be part of - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.
Post Script: I've picked up a couple of things from your comments - thanks for all the messages.
Firstly, I don't why the photo wasn't clickable. Bless the vagaries of Blogger, but I hope it is now.
The second question from you was "Where's the jam?" Well, that's a fair question and here's an answer...
Plum Preserve - preserved for posterity.
Isn't this a hoot? I'm sure there are so many wonderful jam makers amongst you, but I'm very happy with the lovely comments - thanks a million.