Making Stamps

I purchased this stamp-making foam quite a while ago on the recommendation of a friend. I pulled it out the other day to see what I could do with it.

Magic Stamps

Magic Stamp Sheets

I started out using the real thin sheet and cut some flower shapes with a Spellbinders’ die.

Cut outs from Spellbinders die

Cut outs from Spellbinders die

That was easy and fun. I could see cutting some of my other dies to increase my stamp collection.

Another stamp

Another stamp

Behind the stamp is my art journal page with both of those stamp images.

But this is really what I wanted this foam for – to press things into it. I bought this necklace years ago and really liked the pendant but never wear it. I thought it would make a great stamp.

Pendant

Pendant

First I needed to heat the foam up until it had a shiny look.

Heating the foam with the heat gun

Heating the foam with the heat gun

Now it was time to press the pendant into the foam for 15-30 seconds. And this is what I got.

Pendant Stamp

Pendant Stamp

Now it’s time to test drive it so I added some color with a stamp pad.

Adding Color

Adding Color

Here are a couple ATC  backgrounds made with this stamp.

Atc backgrounds from pendant stamp

ATC backgrounds from pendant stamp

Here are some other stamps I made.

Tiny spools stamp

Tiny spools stamp

paper clip stamp image

paper clip stamp image

I did try embedding things into some regular foam I had around to see if it worked, but it’s not soft enough to make good impressions like the last three stamps. These stamps, of course, can also be used on fabric with paint. I’ll post in the next couple days another craft technique using the pendant stamp. Fun!!

 
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