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Close up of stamp one

This photo gives a closer look at the first step stamp to create stamp one, the body of a seated man. The relatively plain stamp is easier to see, giving the viewer a better idea of why a two step process to create the finished product gives a…

Stamp one: second step

This photo shows the completed second step of creating stamp one without the underlay. It demonstrates the versatility of this printing method, as the second stamp still creates a clear and identifiable image. The printers would have had the choice…

Detail shot: lifting the paper

This photo is a detail shot of the stamped paper being lifted off the stamp. The student wears gloves to prevent ink smudging on their hands, and must carefully and gently pull the paper away from the inked stamp. This ensures that there is no…

Applying the ink

In this photo, the student is applying ink to the stamp with a roller. They wear gloves to avoid staining their hands with the ink. The ink is applied with a roller brush for ease and to ensure even distribution.

Rubbing the stamp

This photo shows the student rubbing the paper against the inked stamp with a metal spoon. This helps transfer the ink from the stamp to the paper.

Portrait of a composer

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This stamp shows the portrait of a composer, perhaps Johann Sebastian Bach or George Frideric Handel.

Antique Piano

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A stamp featuring the image of an antique piano with a decorative lid.

Pump Organ

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A stamped image of a pump organ.


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A stamp showing the front view of a piano.


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A stamp with an image of a hurdy-gurdy. Visually similar to a violin, it is played by cranking a wheel on the body of the instrument, which vibrates the strings. Different notes are played using keys on the side of the neck.