How to Make a Rubber Stamp from an Eraser DIY


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How to Make a Rubber Stamp from an Eraser DIY

How to Make a Rubber Stamp from an Eraser DIY

What are you doing to fill your days in isolation? If you need a fun craft, carving your own rubber stamps is super fun! Make a stamp and use it on mail, in your journal or let your kids stamp all over paper.

I used supplies from Tombow as part of their Design Team.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Carving rubber stamps is really fun. It takes a few supplies but is super rewarding with a reusable stamp of your own making.

Supplies needed to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Turn this eraser into a rubber stamp!

Turn a Tombow MONO plastic eraser into a Happy rubber stamp with hand lettering

Supplies needed:


Tombow MONO Eraser

Tombow MONO Twin

Speedball carving knife set

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen

Hobby knife

Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil

Tombow Power Mini Glue Tape

Clear stamping block

Tombow Dual Brush Pens

White cardstock

Colored cardstock

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Step 1: Stamp Image

Begin by cutting a piece of scrap paper the size of the MONO Eraser.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Then, use the Fudenosuke Brush Pen to write “happy” in your favorite lettering style. If you haven’t done hand lettering yet, Tombow has FREE worksheets to get started.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Next, turn the paper over and fill in the lettering with the pencil.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Then, turn the paper back over and cover over the entire word with pencil.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Set the paper on the top of the eraser with the scribbled pencil side touching the eraser. Then, trace the lettering with the pencil. Press firmly to transfer the pencil graphite. Don’t press too hard to indent the eraser.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Remove the paper and see the graphite that remains.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Then, use the MONO Twin Permanent Marker to draw the reverse image of the word “happy” on the MONO Eraser.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Step 2: Carving the Stamp

Now, the MONO Eraser is ready to carve. If you haven’t done something like this before, it can be tricky. The MONO Eraser material needs to be removed about 1/8th an inch, leaving the black lettering raised.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Start with the smallest carving tip and trace around the written word. Move slowly and carefully, one wrong knick and it will show on the stamped image.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Use the hobby knife to get into the hard to reach places (like the loops of the Y, PP’s, A and H).

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

When you’re satisfied with the carving, use the Power Mini Glue Tape to stick the MONO Eraser to a clear stamping block.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Step 3: Color the Carved Stamp

Use the side of a Dual Brush Pen to add ink to the surface of the stamp.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Stamp the image onto a piece of paper and see if there are places that need more carving.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Step 4: Make Happy Cards

Now, the carved stamp is ready to use! Make a whole bunch of birthday cards to have on hand as needed throughout the year. Use Dual Brush Pens for the ink. Dab the stamp off on a wet cloth or baby wipe. Stamp a row across a paper cut to 4″ x 5.25″.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Use a MONO Drawing Pen to write a sentiment. This cute stamp can be used for so many happy things!

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Next, cut a piece of standard size cardstock in half. Fold it for the perfect card. Use the Tombow Power Mini Glue Tape to adhere the “happy” page on the card.

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Super cute and ready to send!

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

Make a bunch of cute happy cards to have on hand during the year. Then as events come up, you’ll have a card whenever you need it.

How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY

That's it!

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How to carve a Rubber Stamp from a Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser DIY


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