A rubber stamp of your own for keeps
Compiled by Joyee Chan
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
Different-sized craft knives
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.