How to Make a Rubber Block Stamp

Make a cool, easy rubber stamp that can be used for your next scrapbook layout, art journal page, or mixed media project!

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How to Make a Rubber Block Stamp
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Sketch out a basic idea for your stamp. I will be using mine for adding texture to canvas backgrounds so I kept it simple. I used Walter Foster's Learn to Draw app (free and super cool)

Sketch out a basic idea for your stamp. I will be using mine for adding texture to canvas backgrounds so I kept it simple. I used Walter Foster's Learn to Draw app (free and super cool)

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Sketch out your design onto the Lino block. You can also burnish your image directly into the block, but I wanted to keep it simple. Plus I did my sketch on the iPad instead of regular paper.

Sketch out your design onto the Lino block. You can also burnish your image directly into the block, but I wanted to keep it simple. Plus I did my sketch on the iPad instead of regular paper.

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Using the Lino cutter begin to carve out the area around your design

Using the Lino cutter begin to carve out the area around your design

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Once you've carved out the larger parts, go back along the edges with a finer point with your Lino cutter. Ok, I am kind of a messy carver, but for my type of artwork it's alright. :)

Once you've carved out the larger parts, go back along the edges with a finer point with your Lino cutter. Ok, I am kind of a messy carver, but for my type of artwork it's alright. :)

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Use your new stamp to create a background for your next scrapbook layout, art journal page, or mixed media project! For details on this page visit my blog: www.melsartjournal.wordpress.com

Use your new stamp to create a background for your next scrapbook layout, art journal page, or mixed media project! For details on this page visit my blog: www.melsartjournal.wordpress.…

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