Stamp Carving Basics // Block Printing How-To // DIY Rubber Stamps

Stamp Carving Basics // Block Printing How-To // DIY Rubber Stamps- Today I will show you how to card your own rubber stamps using supplies in the June Smart Art Box.

Supplies:
Lino cutting tool set
Waterbased Speedball printing ink
Strathmore postcards
Soft rubber brayer
Soft carving block

Also recommended: Scrap paper for testing prints, tile or scrap plastic for a palette, baby wipes/paper towel and spray bottle of water for cleaning, ball point pen

Directions:
1. Sketch or transfer your design on the soft carving block.
2. Working from largest tools to smallest remove a layer of rubber around your design. Use the smaller tools for details.
3. Clean the plate and ink it up with your brayer and pull a test print.
4. Carve away any areas you don't want to print.
5. Clean the plate and make as many prints as you like.