How to make a rubber stamp done by gataro.
First, you need these materials:
A. Rubber block or eraser
B. Ink pads
C, HB pencil
D. Craft knife
E. Your drawing
F. Kneadable eraser
G. Tracing paper
Design your stamp and draw on paper.
Place the tracing paper on the image and trace it.
* You can draw the image directly on rubber too. Just remember that you have to draw a reflected version.
Place the traced image on top of the rubber block with the image facing down; the part where you wish to carve the stamp. Using your thumbnail. Scratch and rub over the image.
*Making sure the paper doesn’t move as you rub.
Use craft knife to cut around the image.
* Place a cutting board or a magazine under to avoid cut your table.
Keep the blade at 30 degree angle with the shape edge pointing away from the line you’re carving. Don’t cut too deep. Then slide the blade into side of the area. It will easily remove the rubber.
Remember, crave away from the line!
I always crave the big area first then the smaller area.
When you’re finished carving. Use Kneadable eraser to clean out cumbers of rubber that may be left behind.
To ink stamp. Place the stamp face up. And pat the stamp with ink until it;s completely covered with ink.
Now stamp it on paper. Test stamping will help you see parts forgot to removed.
Use Kneadable eraser to clean ink out of stamp. Go back and make adjustment until you’re satisfied.
Now it’s perfect!
I use different color ink pads and some watercolor touch on the eyes.
I use some left over rubber crumbs to make the balloon and clouds.
For more example you can check my rubber stamp tag.
Hope this tutorial will help.
Have fun making rubber stamps! : )