I have been having fun lately making my own stamps using “Speedy-Carve”. A rubber type product that is easy to cut and carve into various shapes.
My first items were a couple of small birds for a spread I was doing. After cutting them out I had all these bits of Speedy-Carve that I was reluctant to throw away – there had to be SOMETHING I could do with them. I had the idea to use them to make a texture type stamp. I grabbed a sheet of clear acetate and my Helmar 450 Quick Dry glue. I used the Helmar glue because I knew it was tacky enough to hold the pieces in place as soon as they were placed down and would dry quickly and still be flexible
I applied a layer of glue to the acetate in small sections and adhered the various small pieces of Speedy-Carve into a pattern. What I ended up with is this…
Here are the bird stamps and samples of them all once inked and stamped onto paper.
They really are easy to make – why not have a go.
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