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I wonder if it really is that easy... [Dec. 3rd, 2007|01:25 pm]
Verminius Rex
While pondering my bread mark project, I kept pondering various media. Clay makes the most sense in many ways, but I was also pondering silicone since many of my cooking items are made of it and oven safe to some high degree. Then it hit me (figuratively speaking), I have several silicone baking mats that I consider crap but haven't thrown out yet. So I took one, used an Exacto knife to cut out some simple lettering, and have a baker's mark a little bigger than a business card. No baking until tomorrow, when I will test it out.

The letters are a bit rough (it's just a test), anyone happen to have letter cutting dies that may work on it? Don't know if scrapbooking stamps could get through the mat, it's not super thick but is thicker than paper, maybe approaching thin cardboard.
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[User Picture]From: blaizewind
2007-12-04 03:30 am (UTC)
I've punched through one easily with a "hammer it in" type hole punch...you COULD try hole punches.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2007-12-04 03:45 am (UTC)
I'm wondering if those scrapbooking shape and letter punches would work. But they run about $40-70 bucks for a set from what I can tell. I have one friend who does scrapbooking, I'll see if she has one I can try.

I'm also experimenting with a dremel on wood, to see if that does anything. Then the dremel battery gave out, of course.
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[User Picture]From: queza7
2007-12-04 03:11 pm (UTC)
Hm, occurs to me that I should have asked you a question a long time ago. My mom has a 2.5x2.5'ish plastic mat with concentric circles on it for rolling out pie crust. Do you know where those can be found nowadays? I've looked at Bed Bath and Beyond, but couldn't even find anything there.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2007-12-04 06:01 pm (UTC)
It's called a "pie mat", you can find them on amazon here http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=blended&field-keywords=pie%20mat&results-process=default&dispatch=search/ref=pd_sl_aw_tops-1_blended_23005621_2&results-process=default or google the term for more options.

Edited at 2007-12-04 06:47 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: queza7
2007-12-04 10:38 pm (UTC)
Neat, thanks! That's getting forwarded to the parental units for potential Christmas presantage. ^^
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[User Picture]From: queza7
2007-12-04 10:40 pm (UTC)
Wow. I meant presentage. (Typos bug me, can you tell?)
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