Monday, January 21, 2013

New Craft

I've had a craving to carve my own stamps for quite sometime now, and since Christmas brought me craft store gift cards & some spare time, I am happy to say that I've been able to dive right into this new craft! 

A few posts ago I showed y'all a photo of my first stamp, a paper airplane, and now I have some more goodies for you.
To make these stamps I used a Speedball Carving tool (which can be found online or at any art supply), & a few X-acto knives. I carved onto Speedy Carve (rubber) & old corks.

I've sort of become addicted to making stamps, and I'm pretty happy about it.

I have yet to figure out what to mount the actual stamps to yet, but I'm sure it'll come to me.

Feel free to leave some ideas below, too!

P.S. If you'd like a custom stamp, shoot me an email or leave a comment below. I'd love to start sharing my fun new hobby with you!


  1. Stamps are great to use on fabric, too! We learned how to block print fabric in one of our fabric painting classes. The concept is pretty simple. We had to keep the print properly registered (on the correct grain of the fabric and properly spaced apart). We printed yardage of the fabric, so we made a special printing table...but it was basically just a board covered in batting with muslin stapled over it. I believe that we used the speedball paint that can be found at some local art supply stores.

    It's so neat that you're finding time to explore these fun crafts! I hope that we get to spend more time crafting together this summer!

    1. Oh! Now you've got me thinking about making my own curtains... (Maybe you can help me with that in your spare time, lol) I hope we can spend time crafting together, as well! Thanks for making this transition to Pittsburgh so much easier. It's greatly appreciated!

  2. We could definitely work on making curtains! Maybe this summer!

  3. Stamping is lots of fun. In michael's they sell this clear acrylic stamp board that you can put the premade sticky stamps on, but I'm sure with a little modge podge you could put your stamps on those? Or something similar. :-)


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