make time to make.
Why don't you make your own stamps?http://www.dickblick.com/zz404/02/ (if you can find the pink stuff that is the best)http://www.dickblick.com/zz402/03/http://www.dickblick.com/zz429/05/ (or you could even use a wooden spoon)http://www.dickblick.com/zz401/04/I am considering picking up some stamp carving material along with that set of cheap lino cutters because my nice carving tools for wood do not work well with it at all. Sometimes the cheap stuff is best!
I have thought about making my own but I just don't know if I have the patience for it!! Thanks for the links, though - I may give it a try!!
wow it's way less expensive than I thought to pick up the supplies for stamp making m.lee! thanks again!
Thanks for the link to mayberry's shop -- her custom stamps look wonderful! (They're now on my wish list, too ...)
Her stamps do look wonderful and seem totally fairly priced too. But we are crafty/ artsy people and stamp making is fun!
Oh I forgot the ink.Oil based is ALWAYS best but not always the best for a beginner.Speedball waterbased is cheap and easy to find but it kinda sucks. It would work fine for stamping except no this. If the stamped paper gets wet it will be ruined because the ink will run. The oil based isn't something I would use for my serious work but for stamping it would be just fine. Cleanup with vegetable oil works.
no = knowIf you have a Dick Blick store nearby you should be able to find everything you need.
thanks for the tips! awesome.and yes, mayberry sparrow's look GREAT and the price seems fair. It has to take a lot of time - that is the part I am concerned with. It seems like such a fun craft, though!!
Oh they aren't that hard or time consuming with the right tools. Start with a simple design. I didn't have much luck using my woodcarving tools because the blades are too thick for the rubber but the speedball ones should work great.But then again I kinda know my way around carving.
And I thought I was the only one who asked for multipacks of sharpies for holidays. :)
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