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DIY Craft Kit: Hand Make Your Own Rubber Stamps

When I am stressed, I find working with DIY crafts to be very therapeutic and relaxing. It takes my mind off my stress and I just concentrate on getting my piece of craft done. I get a sense of happiness and achievement when my craft piece is done. One of my favourite craft / hobby is handmaking my own rubber stamps. 

DIY Craft Kit: Hand Make Your Own Rubber Stamps

I started off with carving on soft rubber blocks or erasers with a regular pen knife but that did not turn out well. I can only do straight lines and that is quite limiting. So, I invested in a set of Linoleum Cutters and I tell you, it is really worth it!
This is what I use:
  • A set of linoleum cutter
  • Soft rubber / eraser block
  • Ink pads
  • 4B pencil
  • Tracing paper

DIY Craft Kit: Hand Make Your Own Rubber Stamps

This is what I do:
  1. Have an idea of what you want to make and draw / sketch / trace out your idea out onto a piece of tracing paper with a 4B pencil.
  2. Stain your rubber block with an ink pad. This will make carving much easier as it will allow you to see that areas that you have craved out. Allow time for the ink to dry or you can stamp the stained rubber block on a piece of paper a few times to fast track the drying.
  3. Transfer your image from the tracing paper to the rubber block. You do this by laying the tracing paper faced down onto the rubber block and rub the back of the paper with your finger tip.
  4. When you have the whole image traced onto the rubber block, start craving with the linoleum cutter. Start with the thinnest cutter first to carve out the lines of your image. Follow with the thicker cutters to complete the rest of the carving / stamp.
  5. Ink your completed rubber stamp and start stamping! Super for your scrapbooking projects!

Visit our shop and check out our Rubber Stamp Kit!

Till the next blog post, make something with your hands! =)


Event: Laneige Meets Fashion

23 July 2015 was an exciting day for WahSoSimple! We were part of the PR launch event in Singapore for Laneige Meets Fashion, an annual venture which showcases collaborations between Laneige and up-and-coming fashion designers in South Korea. For 2015, Laneige is collaborating with PlayNoMore, a new playful, funky fashion brand. Guests at the event included friends from the media, the talented Make-Up Artists and beauty bloggers. 

Laneige Meets Fashion shrink plastic suede tassel

WahSoSimple designed and handmade the bag charms for the press kits. We made suede tassels in 4 different colors (pink, orange, light blue and cyan) and used inkjet shrink plastic to pre-make the 'Laneige Meets Fashion' tag.
For the charms, we drew 4 design options. Guests at the launch event chose their favourite designs and personalised them with their creativity. The creations were simply gorgeous and one of a kind!
Laneige Meets Fashion shrink plastic suede tassel

WahSoSimple then baked the coloured shrink plastic designs on the spot and put them together as a beautiful bag charm. Everyone left happily with a personalised bag charm hooked on their press kit.

Laneige Meets Fashion shrink plastic suede tassel

We had tons of fun preparing for the event and at the event itself! We wish #laneigesg all the best for their launch #LaneigexPlayNoMore =)
Till the next post, make something with your hands!