Ink (water-based) 5g
Rubber Cutting Base x 2
Ink Mat x 1
Wood Base Cutting Base x1
Carving Tools x (1 handle 5 tools)
Foam Sheet Base 1 x 3
Brayer (Roller) x 1
Transfer Paper x 2 sheets
Soft Lino Cutting Base x 1
Wood Blocks x 2
In this stamp making starter kit, I have included 4 different bases for you to try wood, lino, rubber, and foam. The first 3 are bases for carving and the 4th foam being perhaps the easiest of all, and suitable for children is more of a pressure-based stamp.
You need to supply
This base offers two options
Draw or transfer shape or image on to foam
-Solid shapes like letters and hearts etc work well for this method (also can be pre-bought, emporiums, $2and more, Everything $2 and The Warehouse)
This method is not limited to cut shapes left as is. The beauty of foam is it takes pressure well and this will leave indentations as can be seen with my torso stamp. This method will create a fuller more blackened image, pretty much the opposite of carving. In this method, the indentations will create the negative (not inked) space. So, most of the image will be inked.
Cut the shapes out and like glue to the block with your transfer image on the top layer
With blunt-ish pencil run it down the lines you would like as the negative space (not inked) With this type of stamp I would go over the indentations every few uses. It will be ok to wash up water also, but please remember to pat dry.
If you lay a stencil over your foam shape and add pressure to the plastic area of the stencil, pushing the foam through the cut-out of the stencil. This will give your foam cut-out shape design and texture depth.
Wood – Hard
Lino – Medium
Rubber - Soft