Explore your creativity with the Speedball carving kit. Carve a custom rubber stamp to fit your latest project! A simple DIY craft tutorial idea.
*This post was originally written for a Stampin’ Up! kit that is no longer available. A similar kit is available through Speedball and I have adjusted this post to fit that kit. Some pictures may show the discontinued Stampin’ Up! kit, but the process is still the same so I have decided not to remove this tutorial.
I have a new favorite! Stamp carving is so much fun and I have to admit that it is a little addicting. The first time I carved something I was nervous and a little apprehensive. I am not confident in my drawing skills at all. BUT you don’t have to carve freehand. You can carve from a template which is exactly what I did.
Do you want to see what I carved?
Are you shocked I went with Social Media icons? Really you shouldn’t be. I LOVE Social Media!
The Speedball Carve Stamp Making Kit comes with everything that you will need. 2 carving tips with a handle, 1 sheet of rubber, wooden handle, and instructions.
How to Carve a Rubber Stamp
I did a Google search for social media icons and printed off the images.
To create a transfer, place a white piece of paper over the image and trace with a pencil.
Then turn the traced image right side down onto the rubber and rub over the paper with a bone folder. When you remove the white paper the penciled outline will remain on the rubber. Trim.
In the kit are two different size carving tools. A large rounded edge for deep or wider cuts and a smaller v-shaped edge for details or finer cuts.
I like to start out by going around the image with the small detail tool and then carve out deeper with the larger tool.
Before I trim the rubber I stamp the image to make sure none of the grooves show and I like how it looks. The pad has sticky on both sides so peel one of the papers and stick to the rubber then peel the other side and stick to the woodblock.
Make sure to stamp the wood before you stick the stamp to the woodblock.
Here are all of the stamps that I made. I absolutely loved how they turned out.
Do you like the postcard I made with my new stamps?
Have you ever carved a custom stamp before? What did you make? Share and leave a comment below!
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