The craft of stamping involves some type of ink being applied to a pattern that has been carved onto a stable object and then the image is pressed onto paper, fabric, etc.
Pike County chapter member Marilyn Johnson said rubber stamping is gaining a reputation as an art form and demonstrated the craft at the Feb. 12 meeting of the chapter at First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana.
Stamping is an old craft, but is currently a very popular home-based craft, especially for those interested in card making and scrap booking. Johnson told of various types of stamps and inks, which can be combined and embellished with other materials to create works of art.
A local business, Rubber Moon Art Stamps and Kae Pea Studio, is located in downtown Louisiana and creates hand crafted red rubber stamps to create art, make greeting cards, etc. The stamps are all original art work.
Regent Louise Sitton called the 2 p.m. meeting to order and was assisted in the opening ritual by Sue Warzocha as chaplain. Following the reading of the president general’s message, reports were heard on the Constitution, National Defense and Conservation. Warzocha gave the Indian minute and a contribution to Indian camps and schools was made by the chapter through the Penny-A-Day program.
Lois Moore Alexander Stark was welcomed as a new member of the chapter. Recording Secretary Marilyn Johnson will be the delegate to the Missouri State Society DAR State Conference in Columbia in May.
The chapter has sponsored Marilyn Hipes, a senior at Clopton High School, for a National Society DAR scholarship.
Members donated to the MSSDAR project to replace the silk draperies in the Missouri Room at Memorial Continental Hall, NSDAR Headquarters in Washington, DC and ordered “Wise Owl” pins in support of the DAR Schools. The NSDAR Schools theme is “Be Wise: Focus on the Future with Education.”
Regent Sitton served refreshments following the meeting. Women’s History Month will be celebrated at the March 5 meeting at the church and each member will present a three to four minute biography of a woman in history in different categories; medicine, education, politics, etc.