Friday, November 30, 2012

Making your own Printing Stamps

To make these little stamps I took some of the textures that I used in my post about rubbings and glued them to scraps of wood. They're a nice comfortable size for a child's hand.

 

1. Rippled paper from a gift box

 

2. The material that onion bags are made from

 

3. Rolls of liners for drawers

 

4. cloth doily

 

5. plastic doily

 

6. strip of plastic from packaging

 

7. I honestly don't know what this is. I picked it up in the sewing section of a craft store. Maybe someone can tell me. Anyway, it's plastic.

 

Printing ink was rolled onto the surfaces with a brayer. This would probably be another good way to make wrapping paper.
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14 comments:

  1. Just posted on Craft Gossip!! Can't wait to find things around MY house!!!

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=7303

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  2. the plastic is for cross stitching . i used to use yarn and a fat needle to work patterns into that plastic you found in the sewing section. since the plastic is rigid you could sew pieces together to make a tissue box cover or just a design . i posted an image below

    http://www.google.co.kr/imgres?um=1&hl=en&newwindow=1&client=firefox-a&hs=KKf&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=960&bih=491&tbm=isch&tbnid=1xMM6ZxTlEPS6M:&imgrefurl=http://www.threefoldneedlepoint.com/2012/01/getting-kids-addicted-to-cross-stitch/&docid=WjCZtzSIN4fBiM&imgurl=http://www.threefoldneedlepoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/KidsInstructions4.jpg&w=500&h=375&ei=IH25UMrdMuTsiwL8jIBg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=4&vpy=171&dur=3&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=122&ty=193&sig=111196436189634763833&page=2&tbnh=133&tbnw=150&start=11&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0,i:128

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  3. I saw this on Craft Gossip and just had to check it out...I love this idea! I am going to do it for my four year old. She will have a blast. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Love this creativity, and I'm going to do this for myself at a great big 38 years of age, hahaha! It just looks like too much fun not to try out! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  5. Hey,
    these are some wonderful ideas! You can also use the plastic grid for the bottom of handbags to make them sturdier. It's perfect as you can cut it to the right size and anchor the bag feet in it as well.
    Thanks!

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  6. Thank you for the comments and to CraftGossip for linking to the project. I really appreciate knowing that the plastic grids are for cross stitching! They have certainly been handy for stamping.

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  7. Thank U thank U thank U for this fabulous idea! I have a huge boxful of wood stamp mounts from friends who have converted to clings, and this is the project for my toddler & preschooler storytime. Happiness reigns at the library w/ our own "found" stamps!

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  8. AMAZING IDEAS! Thank u for inspiring us!

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  9. Hola Vicki, gracias por la información, es interesante. Por cierto, feli año. Saludos

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  10. I LOVE the Cloth Doily idea! Very clever!

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  11. Great idea! Thanks for sharing

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  12. Woooo such an smart idea, thanks for sharing!!

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  13. saw this on crafty crow - love it for the kids but also for myself to make backgrounds for art journaling

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