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D.I.Y. Thermocol Stamps

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This instructable will show you how to make stamps using thermocol sheets. These stamps are easy and fun to make. I didn't realize until I stamped one to see how it turns out, that the thermocol sheet stamps give a cool smudgy pattern. Try making some right away, you'll have fun for sure!

Lets start!
 
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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To make thermocol sheet stamps you'll need:

1) Thermocol sheet,
2) Cardboard,
3) Glue (white glue or hot glue),
4) Clear scotch tape,
5) Scissor,
6) Anti cutter,
7) Pencil or pen,
8) Template for patterns.
9) Fabric paint and brush.

Step 2: Templates

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Thermocol sheets are great for making stamps. You can cut them into any shape you want.
Here's a template of the patterns I used for the thermocol stamps. I made shape stamps out of cardboard so I didn't go with the basic shapes this time. I chose to use simple flowers, leaves, heart patterns for the thermocol sheet stamps.

Step 3: Cutting the Patterns

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You can cut the stamps into any shape you want or search online for stamping patterns.
Try out the patterns I used, they're simple and easy to trace. Print out the patterns and cut them out of the paper,
Place the cutout paper patterns on the thermocol sheet and trace around the edges with a pen or pencil,
Now, use an anti cutter to cut the patterns out of the thermocol sheet.
Be careful, thermocol sheets aren't as smooth as rubber and they break into small pieces very easily.

Step 4: Preparing the stamps

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I used the tip of the anti cutter carefully to cut out a tiny piece from the middle (stigma) of the cut out thermocol flower patterns,

Thermocol sheets are easily breakable so it's better to glue them on something that doesn't breaks easily, I used cardboard.
Cut the cardboard into small pieces but make sure that the cut out thermocol patterns fit on the cardboard pieces.
Glue the thermocol patterns on the cardboard pieces (individually).
mole18 months ago
Thanks so much for posting this! I did it with kids (using a broken cooler instead of the craft sheets) and the uneven effect was great.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  mole18 months ago
No problem! yes, the uneven effect looks great, I didn't realize it until I stamped one :)
786Ayesha8 months ago
Amazing ideas!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha8 months ago
Thanks!
sabu.dawdy9 months ago
i loved your idea dearrrrrr
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sabu.dawdy9 months ago
Thank you :D glad you love'em!
Zadiac709 months ago
great idea!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Zadiac709 months ago
Thanks! :)
artworker9 months ago
cool! Thermocol also has a nice texture to it! Voted!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  artworker9 months ago
Thanks for the vote! I loved the texture, didn't know until I stamped one! :)
blossom92839 months ago
where do you get thermacol sheets
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  blossom92839 months ago
you can buy thermocol sheets from craft shops or online crafting tools stores.
crazylam159 months ago
Great idea. Haven't u entered 4 the stamping contest?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  crazylam159 months ago
Thanks! yes I have, just got accepted.
lindarose929 months ago
I had never thought of this material to make stamps, great idea!! :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose929 months ago
Thanks Linda! neither did I until last week! :)
crochetronix9 months ago
Simple, cheap and artistic.. will love making them!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  crochetronix9 months ago
Thanks you! let me know how they turn out :)
Yashfa Zafar9 months ago
My daughter would love these, thanks for sharing!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Yashfa Zafar9 months ago
I'm sure she will! no problem :)
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