blog about handmade rubber stamps

So I’m determined to post this today. No waiting or procrastinating…you know, waiting for that perfect moment, content, photo…and so on. For now I’ll just ramble along. Well maybe not, but I do have many projects on the go and I do have photos (which I have cropped and resized) and I think “oh I can blog about this or that”. But I get another thought and another and so on clamoring for my attention. Then I think, “Is this good enough”? I over think everything (does anyone out there have the same problem?) and I do this so often it hampers execution! Yep it stops me (I have to change that and I’m doing that right now!).

Enough already with the excuses or whatever else comes up inside my brain. Today I’m going to blog about stamps!

I’ve been making my own handmade rubber stamps for almost 2 weeks. I think (see there I go again with that word!) it was like an obsession and I was intense and focused on making a few of them. Hurrah for me!

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I start with my handwritten text on a small art journal. I do this many times until I see one I like.

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Then with a pencil I draw the outline on tracing paper which I then reverse and retrace the outline with the same tracing paper on to the rubber block.

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I enjoyed creating and making them and I have used them on various projects on my table. They are fun and easy to do. (Did I mention I did these in the evening while I was watching TV with my family.) 🙂

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4 Responses to blog about handmade rubber stamps

  1. Jacquelene Seigel March 6, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    …yes, there are those of us who “over think” all the time!

    Rubber stamps….maybe even I can do that!!! Looking forward to the “journal art venture” this weekend!

    • Aileen March 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

      It will be fun! See you soon.

  2. Ramona March 27, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    So cool! I think i’ll need to make some shoe stamps 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Aileen March 27, 2014 at 10:11 am #

      You’re welcome and thanks for stopping by.

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