This tutorial will give you a little taste of what you can find in my book Print & Stamp Lab, which has 52 different print blocks and stamp tools made from inexpensive, ordinary and unexpected materials!
Certain kinds of foam can be heated with an embossing heat tool, then pressed onto a textured surface to create a stamp. To change the design, you can reheat it and press it onto something else. Instead of using foam that is made specifically for this purpose, I have experimented and found other items made out of foam that work! This is a simple & fun way to make your own stamps.
Wanna give it a try? I’ve made it super easy for you by making up kits!
The kit includes:
- Full-color instructions with photographs
- foam flip flop (1)
- foam bath tub letters or numbers (2)
- foam play mats (2)
- foam marshmallows (2 small, 1 large)
- foam shapes (4)
(Note: the colors, letters or numbers, shapes, and printed designs of the foam included in your kit may vary from the photograph)
Materials not included that you will need:
- miscellaneous items for texture
- embossing heat tool
- craft knife with a sharp blade
- steel ruler
- cutting mat
- stamp pad; or paint, paint palette & brayer
- paper or fabric
You can get the kit here.
I also have the rubber stamp molding mat available that I used in the video, called “Doodle Textures.”
You can get Doodle Textures here.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please check out my book Print & Stamp Lab for more techniques on making your own alternative printing & stamping tools!
This tutorial is part of the ArtSparks November Tutorial Blog Hop. Be sure to check them all out!
- Wednesday November 9th, Jane LaFazio: Sketch & Stitch Gift Bags
- November 10, Lyric Kinard: Glitter, Glisten, Glimmer: A Beaded Snowflake Ornament
- November 11, Tracie Lyn Huskamp: A Christmas Cardinal Ornament
- November 12, Melanie Testa
- November 13, Traci Bunkers: Moldable Foam Stamps
- November 14, Diana Trout: Japanese-Style Fabric Wrap (Furoshiko)
- November 15, Judy Coates Perez: Folk Art Inspired Ornament
- November 16, Kelli Perkins: Colorful Stitched Ornament
- November 17, Lisa Engelbrecht: Experimental lettering
- November 18, Jill Berry: Geo Papers and Projects
- November 19, Gloria Hansen: Resizing a digital image the easy way