Introduction: Heat Gun Rubber Stamps and ATCs

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Make rubber stamps with kids sticky foam and a heat gun and use them for texture in your art journals or for artist trading cards.

Step 1: Watch the DIY Video Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

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Wood blocks

Sticky back craft foam


Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints

Stamp pad

White glue

Hot glue gun

Items with texture (I used a beaded appliqué)

Heat gun

Clip art


Step 3: Create a Textured Design

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Cut and stick 3 layers of sticky back foam to a wood block

Draw a design on cardboard

Trace over the design with hot glue

Heat your sticky foam wood block until the edges begin to curl

Firmly press the heated foam block onto the raised hot glue design to make your stamp

Step 4: Add Ink or Paint

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Spread a thick layer of paint on a flat surface

"Ink" your stamp with the paint and press onto a card

You can also use an ink pad with the stamps

Cut out clip art images and glue them to your stamped cards

Step 5: Embellish

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Paint around the edges with metallic paint and by rubbing the edges over the ink pad

Fill in the clip art images with more color

Add more stamping

Decoupage small pieces of paper, book pages and quotes

Be creative and experiment!


0000012181120 (author)2015-12-15

Simply love it. Easy, and unlimited possibilities!

The video is more wahoo effect, i shall say

vreynolds2 (author)2015-01-22

What a great technique thank you

Mark Montano (author)vreynolds22015-01-22

You're so welcome!

SparkySolar (author)2015-01-10

I always learn something new, Thank you

Gilly (author)2015-01-08

Totally inspiring idea! Thank you.

Mark Montano (author)Gilly2015-01-08

Thanks GillyJames......I've made quite a few and they've lasted after tons of use. Not sure if you have embossing folders, but they work well for texture, too.

Mark Montano (author)2015-01-07

Thanks seamster! Still blown away by your woodworking skills!

seamster (author)2015-01-07

That's a great technique!

I love sticky-back craft foam. That stuff is surprisingly useful for so many things. Here's one more to add to the list. Nice!

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