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Handmade Foam Stamps

I learned how to make these foam stamps recently in an online art class.  They are so easy and fun!  I wanted to share it with you…  They can add to all sorts of projects – wrapping paper, gift tags, Christmas cards and collage papers!

I purchased the adhesive backed foam from Michael’s in a 9 x 12 inch sheet.  I purchased it in black but they also come in white.  Just make sure you buy the adhesive backed sheets.

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They are easy to cut with scissors.  Even a child can do this!  🙂

I used an Exacto knife to cut squares of stiff cardboard for the base of my stamps:

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You will want to do this step and NOT your child.  It helps to use a protective surface when using an Exacto knife.

You simply cut the shapes, peel off the back and stick them to your cardboard backing!  Easy as pie!!!

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Here is the stamp I used in yesterday’s post in several variations of red and green over gelli-printed paper:

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I’m really liking Golden’s Iridescent Gold for a little extra holiday bling!  🙂  It’s great to mix with Golden’s Fluid Acrylic paints but any acrylic paint would work!

I apply paint to my handmade stamps using a sponge and a paper plate for a palette.

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A brayer would also work but I don’t like wasting a lot of paint.

I’m finding the handmade stamps make a nice addition to my gelli-printed papers:

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And here is a combo with two stamps:

 

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I try to take notes of the colors I used so I can repeat them.  I hope to use these papers in future collages.

Hope you enjoyed my instructions!!  I would love to see what you do!

Cheers!!  🙂

P.S.  You can press into the foam with a ball point pen to create a pattern of dots too!