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Make huge rubber stamps with simple supplies and use them for mixed media envelopes and art.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Standard size envelopes

Iron

Stencils

Embossing folders (mine are from Spellbinders)

Crayons

Paintbrushes

Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints

Kids sticky foam letters

Sheets of sticky foam

Old credit card or hotel key

3 1/2" x 6 1/2" wood blocks (or bigger)

Step 3: Make the Stamps

For the first stamp just press on tons of sticky foam letters to a wood block

For the next stamp cut two pieces of foam the size of the block

Stick them both to the block, one on top of the other

Using the protective paper, iron the foam until the edges curl

Quickly press the foam on top of the embossing folder

Use as much weight and pressure as possible!

Sometimes I even stand on mine for a minute

Step 4: Stencil and Paint

To make the envelopes:

Slip an embossing folder into an envelope and create a rubbing

*Like you did when you were a kid

Scoop some paint onto an old credit card and scrape it across the envelope- front and back

Stencil over everything with another color and let dry

Coat your large rubber stamp with another color of paint

Press on to the envelope

*I like to wipe my large stamps with a damp rag after use to keep them in great shape

Step 5: Stitch and Embellish

If you want you can

1. Zigzag around the envelope with a contrasting thread

2. Stitch fuzzy yarn around the edge of the envelope

3. Put a fine tip on a bottle of paint and add dimension

4. Use glue and glitter to add some sparkle

Love this and love the pattern on your stencil. Your projects always get my creative juices flowing. Thanks for all your contributions on here!

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