Handmade geometric stamps for Handmade Living

I‘ve tried to make my own rubber stamps on many occasions but never really got the hang of it. I think half the reason is that it’s impossible to buy the proper carving blocks here in the UK.

Handmade geometric stamps

So…I put an article together for this months issue of Handmade Living on easy rubber stamps. (I actually wrote this article about three months ago….it’s taking me a while to get used to the print ‘time-lag’ thing).

These stamps are made from erasers, using a craft knife and ruler. If you stick to straight lines then carving is easy and you don’t need any specialist tools!! Perfect for decorating your own wrap, cards and fabric etc. Great also for your kids to play with.

Handmade geometric stamps

If you want to see how hand carved stamps are done the proper way then check out this ace tutorial at Geninne’s Art Blog. Her hand carved stamps are nothing short of amazing.

Hama bead weaving tutorial on its way early next week! More tummy-bugs/throat infections in our house this week so not much in the way of spare time! Booo!

You can pick up a copy of Handmade Living from Morrisons, Asda, Sainsburys, Martins, WH Smiths, Hobbycraft plus a number of independent shops and newsagents. Internationally, the magazine is available from Barnes and Noble in the US and newsagents in Australia.

You can also subscribe here or here if you want the electronic version.


 

 

18 Comments Leave yours

  1. I’ve made a lot of hand carved stamps…they ar eso fun.
    Genine’s blog is how I got started!
    Yours look great.

    • Kate #

      Thanks Nicole…I’d like to think that one day I would carve a stamp as beautifully as Genine’s blog. One day!!! Your blog name made me smile. I call my sons sweetcheeks!!

  2. I’ve looked for carving blocks here in Sweden as well but with no luck, but I should be able to get erasers! Beats the old potato prints!

    • Kate #

      Haha. Good old potatoes!!

  3. S King #

    I’m having one of those ‘why didn’t I think of that?!’ moments……brilliant! thx

  4. Oh my! These came out beautifully! I can’t wait to make some cards and wrapping paper!

  5. just gorgeous kate. love the straight-line simplicity in your stamps.

    • Kate #

      Thanks for sharing Mina! :)

  6. Congratulations on the article! hope your all feeling better soon

  7. Kate,
    Your site is a delight to look at, so clean and tidy…your photographs are beautifully shot and well laid out. I don’t have kiddies but as a primary school teacher I am so inspired…I just want to get my hands on one of those carving blocks now!! Keep up the good work…any book news??x

    • Kate #

      Thanks Lisa!! Very kind words. Book due out in April . Will be posting some pictures soon!

      Speak soon
      Kate
      x

  8. Enjoying your pins as well, and I also like your blog, love the tutorials :)

  9. Oh thanks for the tips! I couldn´t get the proper materials here but now I can make the stamps without them! I love all of your crafts, you´re extremely talented and creative, you inspire me always!

    • Kate #

      Thanks for the kind comments. I love doing this blog…keeps me sane! x

  10. I know it is a bit out of the way, but in barcelona there is the best and cutest shop for gettin all things with stamping and printing? Check out my post om my blog.
    http://candicederooij.blogspot.com/2012/01/vostok-printing-shop.html

    You will love it.

    You have a great site. Tomorrow inwill be trying the beads with children

    • Kate #

      Hi Candice… Barcelona definitely on my to-do list so maybe one day. Thanks for letting me know.

      I like your neon spot garland…very cute ;-)

  11. You share amazing stump with us.I like these types stumps.Thanks for sharing important blog with us.

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