Stamp making

Tracing the image with a charcoal pencil

Tracing the image with a charcoal pencil

Pressing the image onto the rubber block

Pressing the image onto the rubber block

retracing the image with ink, in case the charcoal smears

retracing the image with ink, in case the charcoal smears

Cutting out the image

Cutting out the image

The final stamp.... isn't she cute!

The final stamp.... isn't she cute!

Some of our other creations

Some of our other creations

I have great memories of my elementary school art class.  The room was dark and and crowded, but our teacher always had the greatest projects for us.  One of my favorites was linoleum print making.  You trace a picture onto a linoleum block, carve it out, roll paint onto it and press it onto paper, or a t-shirt…. I loved the detailed process and the “cooooool” moment when you get to see the final picture.

Stamp making is almost the exact same process.  I’d not done it in a long, long time, but I was inspired when I visited winemakerssister’s fantastic  etsy store and fell in love with her stamps!!  I totally stole some of her ideas!  But, I’m going to have to go back for this mug!  (Hahah!!  All you knitters out there get it!)

Kaia loves stamp making, too.  Today she carved me an adorable flower!

I see some stamped holiday cards in the near future!!

8 thoughts on “Stamp making

  1. This is neat! Can it be done to make big prints? I am re-doing my daughter’s room and thought it might be something to try to stamp a border or something. BTW…cool coffee mug! 🙂

  2. Absolutely! You can make the prints as big as the rubber or linoleum plate you are carving on. We use to use 8 x 11 inch carving blocks when I was in elementary school and make shirt prints with them. A stamp for your daughter’s room would be cool! Google ‘linoleum block print’ and you’ll find lots of info.

  3. Kristine – We got ours from the local art supply store, but you can get it on-line too. Just google “rubber stamp blocks”

  4. Ok, I’m going to have to forgive you for stealing my designs since you gave me such a nice plug! Y’all did a great job with your first carving experience. 🙂

  5. 🙂 Heather, you have totally inspired me!! I love, love, love your stuff!!! I do hope you got some good business out of it!! I will definitely be back to your store soon… this time, to buy something! 🙂

  6. Now, go to atlasquest.com, and you can add treasure hunting to your stamp making fun, and enjoy a fabulous homeschooling family activity that is loads of fun and practically free!

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