Tips to craft own Stamps

Posted By Amy Wellington on Dec 30, 2014 |


The craft in which certain pattern or image is applied with the help of ink that is made up of dye is what stamping is all about. From the ancient time till now, stamps are being modified with the need of changing time and up gradation in technology. These rubber stamps require small space in your workstations, drawers and pockets, but always proven itself to be the most useful stationery in even big organizations. People are still having carving to store old stamps and there are still many people who love to learn the art of creating stamp for their own interest. Thus the thought of crafting stamps may seem childish but there is no boundation or limit that can restrict anybody to follow his or her hobby or interest. An amazing fact states that temporary stamps can be crafted using a potato but plastic, wood, glass, rock or other media can also be used for the purpose. Here are some advanced tips to craft stamps of your own:-

1.Ink Disposer – It is important to check the stamp is disposing adequate amount of ink when in use. Therefore, the material used should be of better quality which soaks minimal ink on its surface.

2.Cleanliness & Accuracy – The stamp so designed should be highly accurate and clear of all kinds of stains, marks, etc so that it doesn’t leave smudges on paper. The accuracy turns out to be extremely important when small letters / designs are printed.

3.Size of stamps – In general fine prints and small size require less ink. Thus, if not necessary, the stamps should be designed in small size and fine patterns to save ink in all its future usage.

4.Create unique designs – Many mini artworks can be created using the technique, be it animals or the complex logos, everything is possible in crafting stamps.

5.Away from water – The stamps adhesives are used according to the rubber so that these don’t burn / react with the softness of material. The sticky material is enough to hold rubber onto the stamp but loses its adhesiveness when in contact with water. Hence, these should not be cleaned with water or will lose the crafting everywhere.

6.Colour of ink – If the same ink colour has to be used repeatedly, no cleanliness is required for the stamp. It is better to keep the stamp safely after use rather than cleaning. In fact, cleaning will remove the ink and thus more amount of ink will be used in the next stamping.

The intricate designs and art can be presented by crafting your own stamp. Thus the fashion of using art stamp still maintained the popularity among the people. Doesn’t matter from what age group you are, the fun and likelihood of creating own stamp is the best way to add some light moments in your life.