Monday, November 10, 2008

Stamping Monday

I've decided to focus a bit on making stamps and so for the forseeable future I've vowed to show a new stamp or two every Monday! I'll also discuss how the stamps are made so viewers can make them as well.

By using easy to acquire materials it should be easy to come up with so many variations that this idea could go on for a long time to come!

Todays stamp uses interesting materials that might surprise you! You will need scissors (not the good fabric ones), a small piece of wood, double sided carpet tape, and innertubing from tires.

Here's the steps:

1. Cut the inner tubing into narrow strips with scissors. You can get the strips quite skinny. Try different shapes, make them long short, fat, wide, narrow. Be creative and have fun.

2. Cover one side of the wood completely with carpet tape, peel the remaining cover away so that the sticky side is exposed.

3. Place the cut pieces into a pattern on the tape. Cover the entire surface, right to the edges. Keep empty spces small, not more than 1/4" wide. Once the pieces are down they won't shift or move around.

Think about all the different designs that you can come up with. Try different ideas on lots of stamps, use up scraps of wood and have fun!


susan said...

I should have had you as my neighborhood play mate. I think this is a fabulous idea and I LOVE how your ideas use readily accessible materials. Thanks so much!

Louise in SW Saskatchewan said...

thanks for sharing this very interesting way of making a stamp.... just what I need...... more things to do!!!!