Fun with Homemade Foam Stamps

Last week I read an article by Alice Hendon about making foam stamps. I have long been a fan of Nathalie Kalbach, who designs rubber and foam stamps, and who posts her wonderful creations on her website. So when I read Alice’s article, she made the process seem so simple, I thought maybe I could do it. I knew I had an inkpad somewhere, but I couldn’t find it, so I visited Amazon and ordered this adorable set of inexpensive inkpads. (I have supplied the link purely for your information; I am not an Amazon affiliate, so I do not earn any commission.)

Over the weekend, Greg asked me to make a hobby supply run for him to Michael’s. While I was there, I picked up a foam sheet, and I happened to see a cute set of rubber stamps, so I bought them too. (Not an affiliate of Michael’s either.) When I got home, it was time to try them out.

Yesterday I looked on YouTube to see if I could find the Sarahbeme video Alice mentioned in her article. I think this is the one:

After watching that, I was ready to try making my own stamps. I liked the angular stamp Sarah made first, so I made one like that, the same size as my stamp pad.

Then I thought I needed some round shapes, so I cut out two circles, then cut them into quarters. I used the green ink pad and layered it on top of what I had so far:

Then I cut some wavy lines, inked them with blue, and put them over the top:

Eh. I think that may have been too much. But it was fun to try, and I will definitely use them again, and make more. Next, I’d like to make a scallop design similar to ones I’ve seen on Nathalie’s site. I’ll definitely post more when I make more.

And if you try making your own foam stamps, let me know!

Former elementary general music teacher. Wife, and mother of five. Blogging about the arts and the creative process at https://ARHtisticLicense.com.

Former elementary general music teacher. Wife, and mother of five. Blogging about the arts and the creative process at https://ARHtisticLicense.com.