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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.

17 thoughts on “Handmade geometric stamps for Handmade Living

  1. 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!

  2. 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!!

  3. 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

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

    Speak soon

  5. 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!

  6. 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 😉

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