Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Handcarved rubber stamps

This past month I have been playing around and making handcarved rubber stamps using speedball rubber sheets (you can also use large size erasers like Staedler) and speedball carving tools.
Here are some images showing the process.

It took me a while to work out...was very satisfying in the end!

The stamps are carved our of a thick rubber sheet. They have no capability to cling to an acrylic surface. So in order to use them with an acrylic block, 
I used a reusable cling sheet 'Tack 'n' Peel from Tsukineko.
I cut and mounted this sheet on an acrylic block to provide a cling surface for all my hand carved stamps. Now stamping with these homemade stamps is super easy.

Here are some more designs...

and the tags I made with them.

I used Tim Holtz distress inks to stamp on textures card stock to give it an uneven fabric like feel.

I hope you are inspired to create some of your own!
do leave a comment below if you have any questions.
Thanks for stopping by...
Have a great day!


  1. Those images are perfect! Great carving :)

  2. Very informative post, Paru! Love all your stamps and cards. Beautiful!


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