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A rubber stamp of your own for keeps

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:08pm

There is a great way to personalise your notebooks and wrapping paper: you can use rubber stamps to make them uniquely your own.

Find out how artist Addis Fung carves this scholarly bunny onto a chop.

What you'll need:

Baking or tracing paper

Pencil

Eraser

Different-sized craft knives

Ink pad

Wooden block

White glue

Steps:

1 Use a pencil to sketch your design on a piece of baking paper. If this is your first time, pick something simple like a solid shape.

2 Flip the paper over and rub the paper to transfer your design onto a piece of an eraser.

3 If you want your design to print as a solid image, carve away the pencilled lines with a craft knife. If you want your stamp to be an outline, carve away the white space. What rises up from the rest of the eraser will be printed.

4 When you're done, do a test stamp to see if any bits need extra work.

5 If you're happy with the result, glue the rubber to the wooden block and begin to stamp away.

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