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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Making your own Foam Stamps

Two different kinds - one is the type that I used in the background of my journal page today and was created by cutting up some old children's alphabet foam tiles:

..and the other type are the kind you create using thick foam that you heat with a heat gun together with textural objects that you find around the house.

These are an example:

I spotted the second kind on the blog of Traci Bunkers earlier this week and thought I'd give them a try (full video tutorial on Traci's blog here).  I already had some of the 'real' moldable foam from years ago and had never tried it so today, for my journaling course, I decided to do a page showing my experiments. 

After creating my experiments, I needed to decorate my background page so after hunting out the alphabet blocks I set to work cutting them into pieces to use.  Here is a video showing the process I used:

(Sorry, video not working, it was made in Picnik)

and here is the finished page I made:
 And the beauty of these stamps is, if I don't want them any more I can just reheat the foam and make a different design. I really like the stamps with the little camera and the mug filled with art supplies (on the tag) though!

Thanks for looking and for any comments,
Have a great weekend,


Denise said...

What a fantastic idea! I am going to have to try this.
thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very fun! I need to get some of that foam and give it a try. Great idea.

Happy Days said...

Fantastic - love your background stamps. I use funky foam and my big shot to create stamps too ;) Will definately give the second technique a go. I bought some of that stuff ages ago and it's just sitting there, so would be criminal not to! xx

dawn said...

WOW really cool, thanks for sharing and I'm putting this on my list of new things to try next year.

Carmen said...

Aw brilliant Nicky - I will def have to try this! Love your teeny mug :D

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