Scissors & Synths

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Rubber Stamp Therapy

Been on a stamping spree lately. I find it very therapeutic – sitting quietly carving out unnecessary parts of this block to make something out of nothing. It’s messy – you’ve got so much rubber “debris” everywhere and ink on your hands messing up your manicure, but it’s okay since you get to make this:

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What you need:

  1. Carving tools
  2. Rubber erasers
  3. Ink pads (My favorite is a set from Kikki.K from a trip in Singapore, but you can buy locally from Hobby Depot)
  4. Canvas to print on – it can be paper or fabric.

The carving tools will cost the most, but it will be a one-time thing.

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Speedball from Craft MNL at PhP 750. Sakura and wooden set from National Bookstore, PhP 453 and PhP 150 respectively. The Speedball one has the smallest V-gouge among the three.

For erasers, I found Stabilo and Maped to have the best consistency. Each costs about PhP 12. For more advanced carvers, you can get bigger blocks of rubber sole from Deovir and Craft MNL. I can’t wait for the Deovir SM Megamall branch to open!

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There are many tutorials out there. This one from Wedgienet is pretty comprehensive.

Here are my favorite projects so far:

Cat and yarn print canvas bag

Got the inspiration from an old photo of one of our kittens:

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And printed it on a plain canvas bag from Muji (PhP 95). I know there are cheaper alternatives out there, but I wanted to try it ASAP.

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Umbrella and heart print wrapping paper

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Ice cream stamps

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Bunny stamp

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Try it out – rubber stamp therapy. Way cheaper than a shrink!

– Jo

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2 comments on “Rubber Stamp Therapy

  1. Reg of Wedgienet.net
    March 1, 2013

    Your stamps are awesome! Thanks for linking to my stamp tutorial 🙂

    Love what you’ve done with the tote! Cute projects! Makes me think of getting colored stamp pads– just black is boring now, especially after seeing your ice cream cone stamps 🙂

    • Scissors & Synths
      March 20, 2013

      Thanks! Your tutorial is great so I didn’t feel the need to make my own. Try the Multiply Marketplace for ink pads.

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