Adhesive (I used my ATG and the adhesive on the back of the foam stickers)
Here’s what I did…
Step 1: Choose your surface. (For these stamps, I used an old eraser, foam sheets and foam stickers leftover from Valentine’s Day.)
Step 2: Figure out what design you want to make and sketch it onto the surface.
Step 3: Cut out the basic shape using your scissors. (If you are using foam, layer about 3 sheets to make your stamps stronger. Don’t forget to use some sort of adhesive to keep the layers together.)
Step 4: Use an X-acto knife to carve out details. (Remember, the raised areas will show up when you stamp.)
Step 5: Stick the eraser or foam stamp to a flat surface to make it easier to use. (I used old Tupperware parts and candle jar lids.)
Step 6: Grab some ink and start stamping!
Check out this gallery of all the stamps I made..
I really enjoyed this project! Actually, I enjoyed it so much that I purchased a Speedball Speedy Carve Stamp Making Kit so that I could try carving more detailed designs. Stay tuned to see how that project turns out.