Here I go again .. wanting to carve rubber stamps and obsessing with getting my handbag organised. =)
I carved out a couple of rubber stamps and started stamping away on my plain fabric bags with a fabric ink pad. Now I have 2 of these bags for my knick-knacks! =)
This is what I used:
A set of linoleum cutter
Soft rubber / eraser block
Fabric ink pads
2 fabric bags
This is what I did:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ink your completed rubber stamp and start stamping!
Rubber stamping is a great way to personalise your notes, bags, photos, scrapbooking projects, etc. If you are interested, shop for your DIY Rubber Stamp Kit here. Have fun!
Till the next blog post, make something with your hands! =)