Easy directions for making your own stamps with clay (for seals). I'll use my medieval mounts as seals. This may be a great project for period accessories. We will definitely be experimenting with making period sealing wax at one period accessories.
transferring image to wood: cut wax paper to size of printer paper, put through printer with guidance, place ink side down on contrasting wood, push ink into wood using the edge of a card - use muscle, gently lift and seal.
Spider, Sweet Cherry Flower, and English Oak Leaf with Galls; Mira calligraphiae monumenta - by Joris Hoefnagel (Flemish / Hungarian, 1542 - and Georg Bocskay (Hungarian, died - written 1561 - illumination added about 1591 - 1596 - via Getty Museum
'The lieutenant referred to these fellows from Oxford and Cambridge collectively as 'a lot of prosy old boors'. This pic - Gerrit Dou, Old Scholar sharpening a Quill Pen (detail) The Leiden Collection, New York