46 posts categorized "Rubber Stamping"

August 14, 2012

Foam Stamping Tutorial

Check out my cute little doodled flowers with texture stamped centers. So cute, right?

foam stamping tutorialThe way I did the stamping is first to take these cute little foam stamps I picked up from Michaels the other day. I had no idea what I'd do with them but I thought they were so cute ... little foam marshmallow shapes.

foam stamping tutorialSo the first thing I did was to heat up one side of the foam shape with a heating tool until it got nice and soft and pliable. And then I pushed the heated side of the foam shape into a piece of crochet that I had made a while back.

foam stamping tutorialWhich caused the foam shape to take on the texture of the crochet.

foam stamping tutorialThen I inked the foam shape and stamped it. The great thing about foam stamping like this is that they keep the shape until you heat it up again and then it becomes nice and soft, ready to be pushed into something else to take on different textures.

foam stamping tutorial
So cool, right?

Happy foam stamping. :)

June 13, 2012

Rubber Carving Tutorial :: Jeung

I've talked about the concept of jeung with you here and here. So I wanted to see if I could carve the very special word to make it into a rubber stamp.

Jenny DohSo the first thing I did was to write the word with my brush and ink.

The character starts with a small horizontal stroke, then a downward stroke, diagonally.

jeungThen it's a small little stroke in the opposite diagonal.

lettering tutorialThen an itty bitty horizontal stroke ...

lettering tutorial Then a longer straight downward stroke ...

lettering tutorialAnd then a ring stroke at the bottom.

lettering tutorialCheck out the many I made as I practiced with my sumi ink. lettering tutorial
I picked my favorite one and placed a translucent piece of paper over it and traced the storkes with a pencil.

rubber carving tutorialThen I turned the traced character over so that it rested on top of a piece of carving rubber and then rubbed the opposite side with pencil so that the pencil-traced character would become imprinted on the rubber.

rubber carving tutorialAnd then I took my carving tools and carved around the character.

rubber carving tutorialI stamped the character with a brown inkpad on watercolor paper, added a pencil doodle, watercolors, washi tape, and then mounted it onto a mini Moleskine.

rubber carving tutorail
This makes me happy.

April 01, 2012

DIY Crochet Stamp Printmaking Tutorial

Check out my new stamp. Not made of rubber. It's made of crochet.

crochet stamp printmaking tutorial

I used hemp yarn to chain 12 and joined with a slip stitch and weaved in all the ends.

crochet tutorial
I used spray adhesive to mount it onto a piece of cardboard into the shape of a heart.

crochet printmaking tutorial

Using a sponge brush, I loaded the stamp with acrylic paint then stamped the image onto paper. To finish, I added washi tape, sheet music, and doodling.

Jenny Doh

Happy creating. :)

January 27, 2012

Carved Eraser Stamp Tutorial :: Love One Another

carved eraser stamp tutorial
For this carved eraser, I drew a little design onto a pink eraser using an ordinary pencil.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
And used my carving tool to carve out the outline and a bit on the inside of the leaves.


Then I inked it and stamped it onto cold press watercolor paper.

rubber stamping tutorial
Took a black fine-tip marker to add details and part of my all-time favorite verses:

Beloved, let us love one another. For love is of God and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love, does not know God for God is love. Beloved, let us love one another.

carved rubber stamp tutorial

January 26, 2012

Carved Rubber Stamp Tutorial :: 1 Stamp = Endless Designs

Check out my very first carved rubber stamp. It's a flower petal. And with this lovely shade of coral, it makes the perfect flower grow.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
And with this perfect shade of blue, it makes the perfect raindrops.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
And when stamped twice, closely together, it makes the perfect little heart.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
And when doodled with stems, they become the coolest plant life.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
How did I do it? I took a regular pink eraser, sketched the shape directly onto the rubber with pencil and carved it with this tool.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
Happy stamping. :)

December 17, 2011

Wee Knitting Love Stamped Moleskine & Tag Tutorial

I love rubber stamps. I love their simplicity and the many different directions you can take just one image. And lately, I've been having lots of fun with the Wee Knitting Love stamps.

IMG_0211Onto this small Moleskine, I stamped the knit pattern with black ink. For the knit row stamp, I inked it with black ink and then hit the heart with the corner of my favorite red inkpad (Adirondack Earthtones Dye in Currant by Ranger) before stamping onto the Moleskine. Then I used my favorite white gel pen to add embellishments.

IMG_0212For this tag, I inked the single row of knit with black and red ink as described above onto a piece of watercolor paper. I tore that and adhered it to a shipping tag and then added stitches with perle cotton and needle. I typed the text on ledger paper, tore, and adhered at the bottom.

IMG_0208Stocking stuffers, gift tags. Easy peasy.

Happy creating. :)

August 23, 2011

Crocheted Rock Stamping Tutorial

I've been playing around with my crocheted rocks.

IMG_0109Turns out that they can be inked and stamped to make the coolest little marks.

IMG_0108Perfect for adding special effects to journals and such.


Happy creating. :)

August 22, 2011

Button on Pencil Stamping Tutorial

Cute as a button, right?

button stamping tutorial
Adhere a button onto the eraser of a pencil with just a bit of E-6000. (Make sure you wipe off any excess that oozes out of the two holes of the button.)

button stamping tutorial Ink the button and stamp.

button stamping tutorial
Easy peasy.

Happy crafting. :)

August 10, 2011

PanPastel Rubber Stamping on Watercolor Paper Tutorial DIY

Remember my first PanPastel tutorial? So this time I tried something slightly different.

Pan Pastel Tutorial
I first moistened watercolor paper with plenty of water and then smudged my stamp with PanPastel. Then I stamped on the moistened paper. Cool, huh? I love the specks of PanPastel that come off and do its thing on the paper.

Pan Pastel Tutorial
Once dry, I sprayed it with spray fixative to keep the small particles of PanPastel fully set. Of course I had the option of brushing it again with water to smudge everything further which I did in my first tutorial, which is also an option. Just depends on what look you are trying to achieve.

Pan Pastel Tutorial
Happy creating. :)

August 08, 2011

PanPastel Rubber Stamping Tutorial DIY

Here's my latest rubber stamping adventure.

panpastel stamping tutorial I used PanPastels to stamp onto tags.

panpastel stamping tutorial The trick? First rub PanPastel onto a cosmetic spunge and rub the sponge onto the rubber stamp. Next, take a water mist bottle (not spray bottle) and mist the rubber stamp. Then stamp the image onto the tag.

panpastel stamping tutorial

The more water you mist, the more blurry the image gets.

panpastel stamping tutorial

Once the image is dry, you'll want to either blow off the excess PanPastel powder or take a brush and brush the entire tag with water to blend in the excess powder. The latter is what I did to my tags. I also edged the tags with the PanPastels and blended with water.

panpastel stamping tutorial
I typed the text onto notebook paper, teared, and attached to the tags. Then I hand stitched the buttons in place.

PanPastel stamping tutorial

Happy stamping. :)

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