Friday, December 28, 2012

Making: Tree Stamp & Stamp Making Kit

I have never been drawn to stamping because I did not like the idea of using the art of another to create my own piece. When we recently pulled out the supplies I had on hand to learn to create our own stamps I had no idea just how much fun it would be... How was it these wonderful little supplies stayed tucked away in the shed so many months?

I have fallen in love with the idea of bringing a sketch from my book to life in the form of a stamp. And my little artist has as well.

We still don't have *all* the supplies I wish for... like a brayer... but we are making do with what we have and having fun in the process. Even when we over ink the pad just a tad. We are learning.

One problem with two stamp makers and one set of tools is that making side-by-side becomes impossible. So what is a mom to do?

I snuck away during all of our holiday making and created a stamp making kit for the little man. A little wooden box filled with his very own speedball lino cutter, lino block, pen, and ink pad. I am so excited for him to have supplies of his very own.

Do you make stamps? Any books, tips or supplies you love?


  1. this is something i've always wanted to do but *hangs head* am a bit afraid of. my drawing skills being incredibly is a huge hurdle.

  2. I am with you about the drawing skills. I think that is a big reason why I have waited so long to jump into this craft. I don't have a lot of confidence in my drawing, The great thing I have discovered about stamps is that simple drawings make great stamps. I can do simple.

  3. Adorable! The thing I love the most about stamp making is that it is so forgiving about precision drawing. I'm not a great a drawing either but the stamps always come out looking great. :)