What I like about this process is that you don't have to have a reversed image to create a stamp from which is typically how you would go about it in 3d printing straight to use. When using this process, you can take any existing object and make a stamp from it! This is the main reason why I chose to use this process for a quick and easy stamp using a 3d printed piece.
Tip: if you're creating a 3d printed object from scratch, any areas you want raised (to have the most ink) make sure that those areas are cutout or recessed and vice versa.
Step 1: Supplies
- Magic Stamp Foam Blocks (4in by 3in by 1in) - 8 pack sold on Overstock for $8.99
- Your 3D Printed object or ANY object
- Embossing Heat Tool or Hair Dryer
- Ink/Stamp Pad
Step 2: Let's Get Stamp Making!
After you've heated the foam, you want to take the foam and press down on your 3d printed object (or whatever object you're making an impression of). Press firmly and evenly. If you don't like how it turned out the first time, just reheat the Magic Stamp block since they're reusable! The old impression will disappear as it's reheated! Cool huh?
For the stamp I was creating, I wanted the indents to really stand out and have a nice layer of ink on them so I pressed as evenly/firmly as I could.
The possibilities are endless and you won't break the bank with trying this method of stamp making! Plus, the reusable factor is so appealing.
Watch these videos for more information on how to use the Magic Stamps!
Step 3: Ink It Up!
You can keep the stamp in it's shape permanently or temporarily until you reheat it again! I hope this Instructable has inspired you to think of new ways to make custom stamps!