Introduction: Create Custom Rubber Stamps!
I've wanted a TARDIS rubber stamp for a long time.
A long time. I'd dream about having one.
Here's a tutorial on creating your own custom rubber stamps!
Think of the endless possibilities!
Step 1: Supplies:
Here's what you'll need to get started:
Speedball, Speedy-Carve Rubber sheets!
I got it on amazon, $15 a sheet that is 6 by 12 inches
(you can also use Pink Rubber erasers)
Hobby knife (xacto)
Pattern, pen...maybe scissors.
Step 2: Pattern Tracing.
You need a pattern for the stamp...
or you might just get brave and freehand whatever comes to mind.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a silhouette of the Tardis.
Then I used a ball point pen to trace it onto the rubber.
**Remember that when you stamp the rubber, the image will end
up reversed...so reverse your image before tracing and cutting!**
Step 3: Start Cutting.
The rubber is very soft and easy to cut...and also easy to screw up...
like if you "scratch" it lightly with the knife...it'll show.
So start slowly. You don't have to cut very deep either.
Just press the tip of your blade into the rubber.
I cut around all my black lines. Alas, they are not perfect.
But there is a certain charm to something handmade.
And something you can't buy anywhere else!
Step 4: Stamp It Out!
I had some mounting foam so I mounted it to the back and stamped away.
The rubber is so thick, it doesn't need the foam...you could just tape it on an acrylic or wood block.
Then you can make a bunch of cards and mail them out to people you love!
Then you'll want to make more...I did a Dalek too!
Hope you are inspired!
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