Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Make your own stamps

I love stamps, but hate spending so much money on them.  And also wish I could customize them.  I decided to try out making my own stamp.  Plus I think it would be great to be able to stamp my own patterns onto fabric.  Below is my first attempt at stamp making.
What you'll need:
  • Rubber eraser
  • Pencil
  • Wood carving tool
  • scissors
1)  Draw your pattern onto your eraser making sure the parts that you want to show up are colored in with pencil and those you don't want to show up on your stamp are left blank.


2) Using your wood carving tool, start carving out any of the parts that are not colored in with pencil.




3)  When you have finished carving out all of the pieces that are not colored in with pencil, then carve around the outside edge of your design.  Then using your scissor cut around your design and you're ready to stamp!



I think this turned out pretty successful and I will post all the stamps I make here!  I would love to see how yours turn out!

14 comments:

  1. Wow, that is so cool!! I've always wondered how people make stamps! Now, I need to go get some stamps!


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  2. Very Cool! Thanks for linking up! I am now following back
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    ~Crystal

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my new Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop! I am now following you back. Hope you'll stop by and link up every Wednesday!

    P.S. That stamp is amazing. Now if only I could draw...

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  4. What a great idea! I remember in grade school the teachers did this with pencil erasers so they could stamp our card things every time we ran around the track. Hadn't thought about doing that with a pink eraser but my kids would love to do this project and it's cheap if you stock up at back to school time :)

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  5. Morning!
    Thanks for following Beckham & Bloom, we're happy to have you there.
    I love this idea! Your stamp came out super cute :) I'll have to let me lil' girl ( 8 ) try it while she's on winter break from school. Thanks for sharing!
    Just so you know on Mondays we host Mixed Bag Blog Hop if you'd like to stop by & join in. Have a wonderful day & Happy New Year,
    Melly

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  6. Love this idea! I've always wanted to do this...thanks for making it look so easy!

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  8. What a fun idea! I love how your design "came out"!

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  9. Well how fun is that? I always wondered how people do this...that's pretty neat...looks fun too!

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  10. Adorable stamp. I love the little heart and the detail on the inside of the cup. Love it!

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  11. It's so cute! I love the little cup. I never even thought about making my own stamps! Thanks for linking up :)

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  12. Impressive and clever. Thanks for sharing.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  13. What a great idea!! Personalized stamps! :) Thanks for coming by Sassy Sites and linking up. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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