Stamp making

Updated 2019

Years ago when I was living in Auckland I went to a creative class how to make my own stamps.  These are not them, but I do have them somewhere.   I needed a stamp recently, so I hunted out some kids rubbers and made my own.

 

  • Trace or draw  the desired shape on the rubber

  • Cut around the outline with a craft knife

  • Cut a grid pattern around the desired shape

  • Run craft knife along the side, undercutting the grid pattern, released pieces with fall away.

  • Tidy up the pieces of rubber which the grid pattern did not release.

 

So that was how I did it back in 2014, this year I made my own rubber mix (see below for details) very easy I assure you. 

 

 

 

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The original item on the left in both pictures is a wood torso, this was used to indent the thin sheet of red sponge (I bought, from a variety store $3 for 10 sheets).  Then I inked and marked the outline on the homemade rubber and remove the rubber I did want.  I did not really have the best tools, I could have done with a fine lino cutter but they kind of did the trick you get the idea..

 

 

 

 

Rubber Mould recipe

1 tube of silicon (I use parfix brand)

old bowl

cornflour starch

colour optional

gloves

 

  • You don't need to use the whole tube,  just little  (to start half a handful)
  • wearing gloves start adding and mixing in the cornflour, it will get to a stage where it is not so sticky and you can take the gloves of and keep adding cornflour until it releases without sticking if you push something into it.

 

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9th March 2014

12th Jan 2019