Yeah, I need to make a whole bunch more And I plan to. I've just been going through some stuff requiring massive amounts of friends, Sherlock, cartoons, soda, and Lady Gaga (DO NOT JUDGE xD) BUUUUT I'm feeling way better today so hopefully they'll be back later this afternoon. I'll let you know [:
Yeah, there are a few tricks you can use for that. I like to squish mine flat with something like the flat of a spreading knife while they're still hot. Gotta be careful though, it's easy to get burned!
Oh lord, I think it was in a magazine ages ago. If I find it again I'll post it. The basic was using an exotic looking stamp (or in my case drawing) and stamping it on off white shrink, then sanding it lightly after it had shrunk, and giving it a wash of brown watercolor or india ink for the slight growth ring effect.