April 23, 2009

Bluebell foam stamp

The bluebell photo was taken by my Dad at Floriade in 07, sketched onto sandwich paper then transferred onto adhesive foam from the $2 shop and printed onto plain white paper with fabric paint. Cute for a little handmade card or the like. I didn't have any blue paint or ink!! I found it hard to get intricate detail with making a stamp this way as it's super basic - so I will leave the details for a carved stamp! I also stuck two layers of foam on this stamp as I didn't want the paint that touched the wood-base, marking the page. You are supposed to use 'proper' foam from the craft store but my local was out of stock and I thought this might work in the interim. A cheap alternative for kids to make too!