I know you hear me saying this ALL the time BUT, we have had the supplies for this project for a while and just got around to actually using the supplies. We had bought two different types of carve-able stamps and had no idea what we were going to use them for. We just knew we wanted to make stamps. Then the need came up for an "Oh So Pretty" tag for some merchandise. So we took that opportunity to use these supplies! It's super easy, it just requires a little patience.
You will need a stamp, this is a Speedball Speedy Carve, a carving tool, a brayer and some block printing ink. You will also need a pencil and a thing permanent marker.
Sketch the design to want on paper with a pencil. Just draw it the normal way you would, no need to make it backwards.
Put the design face down and rub the back of the paper. Make sure cover the whole area, you're trying to get the pencil to rub off on the stamp.
Should look something like this! And note that it is now backwards on the stamp, as it should be.
Go over the pencil with a permanent marker.
Start carving all the space the isn't written on. This is the more tedious part.
Be patient and soon you'll make it!
I just used an xacto knife to cut the stamp down to size.
Then you just use the stamp as you would. You could put it on an ink pad but we used printing ink a brayer to apply the ink. I'm thinking about mounting the stamp on some wood to keep it more sturdy. And I have another idea for this stamp so stay tuned!