Category Archives: Katrina Alana Products

Wooden Ink Stand

We designed these wooden ink stands last year. We worked with craftsmen to realize this product using quality wood and good finishes. We first debut them during our workshop with Public Garden and we are now offering them for sale with customization options at our shop.
Wooden Ink Stand

The following models are available:

  • Standard Model – no customization
  • Customized with your name written in gold foil
  • With a gold colored metal holder
Wood Ink Stand Options

Wood Ink Stand Options

You may order these wholesale from the Insignia Stationery Company or retail from our online shop.

Bird Air Mail and Fragile Nest Stamps

I’ve always wanted to make a custom stamp for our shop and a few months ago I started sketching some designs. We were using the air mail stickers from the post office and a generic self-inking stamp that says fragile. I fancied something that looked bespoke but functional so that our packages were infused with a bit more personality.

Sketch in progress

I’ve been very fond of sparrows lately, so I decided to base the design of the air mail stamp on that. I had also made a hand–carved stamp a few months ago which we used to decorate the notebooks that we gave away for our calligraphy workshops.

When I finished sketching the design, Lex pointed out that the sparrow holding a ribbon said fragile instead of air mail. I was so excited to start working on the next design that I mixed-up some of the design elements.

I wanted both the stamps to tie-in somehow so I decided to make the Fragile stamp a bird’s nest with eggs. I later scanned and digitized my design to prepare them for production.

We used self-inking stamps to infuse our packages with personality

We decided to have self-inking rubber stamps made as opposed to flash stamps since they provide a better quality imprint and they do not tend to bleed into the paper.

Self-inking stamps
- better imprint
- does not bleed
- more expensive

Flash stamp
- oil-based ink
- shorter production time
- cheaper

Overall I’m very pleased with these bird air mail and fragile nest stamps and how they turned out. If you would like to purchase these, they are now for sale individually at our online shop.

We’re on Straits Times Today

I was interviewed by Lisabel Ting for her column, Get Crafty, last week and I provided the steps on how to make a cake topper. The photos are courtesy of Lex under Grab a copy of The Straits Times today, to see detailed instructions on we make our cake toppers.

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Posted: Custom Wax Seal

We’ve gotten orders for wax seal for personal branding from two photographers. I think it’s a lovely touch to receive your photos packaged in something so traditional and surprising. Amy Lynn is an amateur photographer from Indiana. You can visit her blog and Facebook page to see more of her work. The seal with triangles and circles is a personal seal for Stephen and third seal is for Spyke who is a photographer from Singapore.