June 1, 2013

DIY Stamp

Do you like stamps? I never really thought I did until I started my picture journal. Stamps glam that up like nothing else. Plus they're really fun to use!
Today I'm going to show you two ways I made a stamp. (I also did this DIY with my little sister (4) and I wouldn't recommend doing this with a small sibling. Tell them they can use the stamps at the end!)
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01. start by sanding all your wood blocks so that they're nice and soft. No rough edges, they can cause slivers, and it's not worth it.
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02. paint the top of all your wood blocks. I used 2-3 coats per stamp. Wait for each coat to dry before painting another, and also before moving on to step 3.
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03. cut out all your shapes. I would suggest you use craft foam. The stamp will show up better, unless you want a dryer look.
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04. using your glue, attach all the shapes to the wood blocks.
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05. let dry.
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06. draw your shape on the top of the stamp.
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07. find a surface and start stampin'!
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What did you think? Did you like this DIY? Are you going to do it? If so, link back in the comments. I'd love to see!
xo, RN

4 comments:

  1. That is so cool! I will have to try this!!

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  2. Rachel, you always have the best ideas. I'm totally going to try this!! :)

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  3. Wow! I love that idea!!! By the way, Is that Jay Wile's Christian apolagia series in the one picture? I have his whole series of books and I LOVE his Exploring Creation Through Biology book!

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  4. Hi there!

    Thank you for sharing this awesome idea!

    It takes my back to my very very young days when nothing made me happier than decorating all my stationary with glitter and my vast stamp collection ;)

    Stop by the blog if you can: missinspirationstudio.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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