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.
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:
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!!!
Here is the stamp I used in yesterday’s post in several variations of red and green over gelli-printed paper:
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.
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:
And here is a combo with two stamps:
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!
P.S. You can press into the foam with a ball point pen to create a pattern of dots too!