This is a thing!
I didn't know this was a thing until just barely!
Make your own Rubber Stamps!!!
(if you don't want to make one, but you NEED one, I've got a few in my shop)
I've used scraps of rubber to make background shapes...
but never a full stamp!
I've wanted a TARDIS rubber stamp for a long time.
a long time. I'd dream about having one.
Well, I discovered this stuff:
Speedball, Speedy-Carve Rubber sheets!
I got it on amazon, $15 a sheet...and I barely used any!
This stuff is awesome and amazing.
I might have done this project at midnight because I was so excited.
*hence the dark pictures*
It took me 40 minutes.
It might have turned out better if I wasn't soooo excited!
I had my silhouette cut out the perfect tardis shape.
I used some light spray adhesive to stick it to the rubber while I worked.
The rubber is already dirty, because first I tried
carbon paper...and that didn't work at all!
Oh yeah, just remember to reverse your image!!!
Then I used a cheap pen and traced my lines.
See, it's NOT reversed! Luckily the Tardis is symmetrical...
so I just switched the sign on the door to the other
side when I cut it out.
So, what did we learn? Reverse it! :)
Removed the stencil and prayed.
Seriously, I craft better when I pray!
Using an X-acto knife...or other hobby blade.
Cut that sucker.
The rubber is very soft and easy to cut...and also easy to screw up...
like if you "scratch" it lightly with the knife...it'll show.
Alas, many lines are imperfect
But there is a certain charm to something handmade.
And something you can't buy anywhere else!
Once I thought it was "there",
I tested it out.
In blue, of course...although I don't have the right shade of blue!
Something else I *need*
few places I cleaned up.
I used some adhesive foam I had for stamps and stuck it on.
Frankly it didn't need any, because the rubber is so thick and soft.
But I had it...I temporarily mounted it to an acrylic block
In a hurry, I mailed one off to my daddy!
I love it! My mind is whirling with ideas for more
Doctor Who related Rubber Stamps!
Linking up to THESE parties this week!