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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).
mole111 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)  mole111 months ago
No problem! yes, the uneven effect looks great, I didn't realize it until I stamped one :)
786Ayesha1 year ago
Amazing ideas!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Thanks!
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
i loved your idea dearrrrrr
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sabu.dawdy1 year ago
Thank you :D glad you love'em!
Zadiac701 year ago
great idea!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Zadiac701 year ago
Thanks! :)
artworker1 year ago
cool! Thermocol also has a nice texture to it! Voted!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  artworker1 year ago
Thanks for the vote! I loved the texture, didn't know until I stamped one! :)
where do you get thermacol sheets
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  blossom92831 year ago
you can buy thermocol sheets from craft shops or online crafting tools stores.
crazylam151 year ago
Great idea. Haven't u entered 4 the stamping contest?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  crazylam151 year ago
Thanks! yes I have, just got accepted.
I had never thought of this material to make stamps, great idea!! :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose921 year ago
Thanks Linda! neither did I until last week! :)
Simple, cheap and artistic.. will love making them!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  crochetronix1 year ago
Thanks you! let me know how they turn out :)
My daughter would love these, thanks for sharing!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Yashfa Zafar1 year ago
I'm sure she will! no problem :)