Sunday, December 16, 2012

Versatile use of simple homemade stamps - Making stamps from rubber scraps: Part 2

In this post I'll show you in how many ways you can vary basic shapes to represent a great number of things. First I'll give you a list (to which you can probably add countless things I haven't come up with yet) and then follow it with pictures.


1 and 2: christmas tree bauble, a beetroot, a rutabaga/swede, a treetop
3 and 9: christmas tree bauble, a leaf, a flower petal, a treetop
4: a carrot, christmas tree bauble, a leaf, a flower petal, a treetop
5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14 and 15: christmas tree baubles
8: christmas tree bauble, a beetroot
12: a turnip, achristmas tree bauble, a beetroot
13 and any sized circle stamps: a teapot, a compass, a clock, a button, a balloon, a ball of ice cream, a pizza, a sun, a tomato, an orange, an apple, any round fruit or a slice of one, a tree top, berry or vegetable, a spider body, a ladybug body, a beetle body, a fish body, a bird body, paw print a christmas tree bauble, stamp two, draw on rims and you have eyeglasses
16, 29 and 30: christmas stockings or socks
17, 18 and 27: shoes, boots or ice skates
19: a mitten (if you want a pair just make two mitten stamps as mirror images of each other)
20 to 26: triangles can represent christmas trees and spruces, ice cream cones, closed umbrellas and parasols, pyramids, champagne glasses, santa or elf hats, pizza slices, banner flags
28: a heart can also be a flower petal or, stamped upside down, a body for an stick figure elf 

31: grass cut with pinking shears (cutting the edge in a wavy line you could make a similar block for water)
32 and 34: tree trunks
33: pen, crayon, a very tall and narrow house (draw some windows, a door and maybe a balcony)
35: a house, a milk carton or a very thick stump of a pencil
36, 37, 46,47, 48, 49 and 55: christmas presents, cups, mugs, drinking glasses, graters, flags, flower pots, lamp shades, transistor radios, walkie talkies
38 and 39: flowers
40 and 43: leafs, ufos, saucers to stamp under cups and mugs
41 and 67: leafs, paisley patterns
42: a carrot, christmas tree bauble, a leaf, a flower petal
44 and 45: waterlily leaves
50 to 52: sailboat pieces
53 and 54: acorns, easter eggs, strawberries or mouse, owl, fish, beaver, ladybug or beetle bodies
56 and 57: tulips, roses, cups, mugs, handbags, purses, popsicles
58: jellyfish body, watermelon slice, citrus fruit slice, an acorn's cap, soup bowl
59 and 60: a set of footprints 
61: whale, goldfish
62: chameleon body, dolphin body, fish body
63: snake
64: crocodile body
65 and 66: gourds or multipurpose animal bodies that can be accessorized to become just about any creature 

67 and 68: small plier punch circles for cherries, dots and other round things mentioned before
69 and 70: tiny squares to stamp "caps" on the christmas tree baubles
In addition to stamps pictured I played around with a store bought circle stamp. As I had one already I didn't start hammering out a double with a paddle punch. A circle stamp could also be made easily with any die cutting machine, I'm sure there are dies for different sized circles. 

Edibles:
 

Animals:
Objects:

Plants:

Make sure to check out the first part of my home made stamps post with instructions on how to make some yourself and please leave me a comment if you enjoyed the post.

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