Carve Your Own Stamps

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Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel

If you follow me over on Pinterest, you’ll see that I have a slight love affair with stamps. I love the idea and making your very own carved stamps. I used some store-bought ones, but my hand-carved stamps are quickly becoming my favourites to use. Especially in my art journal pages.

I started with the Speedball Stamp Carving Kit, and quickly expanded my blades so that I have all the sizes they make. There are some super talented artists who create beautiful stamps. I am not that artist, unfortunately! I really enjoy creating simple shapes and designs that I can use in my art journal pages. You can also use white rubber erasers for smaller designs as well. They’re cheap and easy to find, and are also great to practice if you’re not feeling super confident!

Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel

Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel

Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel

Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel

Another fun material I’ve been using to create carved stamps has been craft foam. I use an embossing stylus to “carve” in a pattern. The lines are not as sharp as the rubber stamps, but the craft foam also creates a softer stamp effect when it’s used. These stamps do soak up a lot more ink, so you get very intense images and lots of ghost images! Ghost images are when you stamp again with the “leftover” ink on your stamp, creating a distressed transfer. It’s fun to use this method all over an area of your art journal page – it adds texture without any bulk.

Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel

Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel

Carving your own stamps is a fun way to add more handmade elements to your artwork and journal pages. I’m hoping to get brave enough to try some more detailed shapes and images. Have you tried making your own carved stamps before?


  • Jennifer

    January 30, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Where can I find the rubber to carve out to make your own rubber stamps? And how much does it usually cost

    1. Torrie – Fox + Hazel

      February 6, 2020 at 9:02 am

      Hi Jennifer!

      You can find the rubber blocks at most art & craft stores, usually near the art supplies. Or you can get it online from Amazon as well! The one I’m using in the post is by Speedball, and you can get it here: Sorry for the delayed reply!

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