Rubber stamping can be an expensive hobby, but not if you make your own rubber stamps using this simple technique.
Time Required: 15-30 minutes
- Decide on a design for your stamp, and sketch it out on a piece of stiff cardboard.
- Then, gather up all of your rubber bands – fat and skinny, and cut out all of the shapes that you need for your design.
- Glue all of the pieces onto your cardboard, pressing down firmly to ensure they're all the same level.
- Allow the glue to dry, then ink up your stamp for a test run.
- Correct any flaws in your design, and test again. Once you get a good print, your stamp is ready for action.
- The thick bands that come on broccoli are ideal for crafting stamps.
- If you include text in your design, be sure to invert it. Otherwise it will print backwards.
- Scraps of wood can be used in place of cardboard, if you want a more permanent stamp.
What You Need
- Rubber bands
- School Glue