Introduction: Sugru Wax Seal Stamp

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Here is a little 'ible on how to make your own wax seal stamp!

Step 1: What You Need

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Pasta machine
Sugru
Pen
Linoleum block print cutter (make your own here, it's the last 3 steps)
Wooden block for a handle
Sealing Wax (make your own here)
stamping ink *optional*
Aluminum foil

Step 2: Sandwich the Sugru

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Mix up your Sugru, flatten it into a pancake, and sandwich it between aluminum foil.

Step 3: Pasta Machine

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Put the Sugru-foil sandwich through a pasta machine with the gap set to about 3 or 4 mm

Step 4: Peel It

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After putting the Sugru through the pasta machine a few times to make sure it's flat and consistent, wait 1 hour (so it can cool to room temp and be less sticky. If you want, you can put it in the fridge but DO NOT FREEZE IT).

After that, you should be able to pull one side of the aluminum foil off the Sugru. You need to expose one side to the air so the Sugru can dry.

Now that one side it exposed to the air, let the Sugru dry for 24 hours.

Step 5: Peel It Again

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After the Sugru dries, peel the aluminum foil off the other side. Be very careful not to tear anything!

Step 6: Making the Handle

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Glue a block of wood to the Sugru-pancake, and then trim the excess Sugru off.

Step 7: Carving

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Draw out your design on the Sugru, remember that it will be reversed when you stamp it. After that, use a linoleum block print cutter to carve out your design.
 If you don't have a linoleum cutter, you can learn how to make one here (the last 3 steps)

Step 8: Final Product and Uses

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All done! You can use your new stamp for two different things: You can stamp it into seal wax, or you can use it just like a rubber stamp!

Use it to authenticate letters, documents, or whatever you can imagine!

Comments

nickolaiisoe (author)2013-03-11

what does 'ible stand for

Ripwire (author)nickolaiisoe2016-04-18

'ible is short for Instructable.

thepelton (author)2011-01-05

Neat! I want to try this, but I'm probably not going to use kanji.

a chemist (author)thepelton2011-02-04

By the way, I don't think that's kanji.

thepelton (author)a chemist2011-02-05

All right, maybe it isn't, but I would probably use the latin alphabet, or recognizable pictures. OK?

a chemist (author)thepelton2011-02-05

Fair enough.

Ndawg (author)2010-10-20

Ya, repost!

BrittLiv (author)2010-10-20

Oh, why did you delete it? I really liked it...

caitlinsdad (author)2010-10-11

A personal seal is a tradition in Asian countries(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_(East_Asia). I remember getting a chop with my Chinese name engraved in it when I was a kid and that was the coolest thing to have. I think I'll try to make some other chops with your technique.

NutandBolt (author)2010-10-09

Very good You always make great stuff ;-)

bart_eu (author)2010-09-21

In my opinion the pattern looks almost as "hands of god". Check it out if you don't belive me: btw it is not my site!

http://kachina2012.wordpress.com/2010/09/05/rotassator-magic-square-knights-templar-treasure-hands-of-god-theory-of-everything/

nepheron (author)bart_eu2010-09-21

haha! You're right! Unfortunately, the similarity is merely coincidental :)

bluesquirrel (author)nepheron2010-09-23

I forgot to ask in my above comment; where can one acquire Sugru? this is the first I've heard of the substance.

BeanGolem (author)nepheron2010-09-21

Coincidence... or DIVINE INTERVENTION!!!! dun dun dunnnn....

bluesquirrel (author)2010-09-23

Inventive, easy, and a trick I can use in the future for some of my own projects!

Awesome as always!

nickodemus (author)2010-09-21

Nicely done, and a gorgeous result.

Kaelessin (author)2010-09-21

ooh nice idea! i've wanted a stamp for a while now but carving soapstone kinda scares me since i'm so cheap! this is perfect!

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