A nice tutorial for a rainy sunday afternoon! You can carve your stamps, but when you want to make something larger, its way easier to cut them!
You will need:
A sharp knife or scissors
A sheet of craft foam
A piece of wood
Double sided tape
Draw your picture on the foam sheet and cut out the individual pieces.
Stick the double sided tape to the wood or MDF board.
Stick the picture to the double sided tape. Ink the foam picture.
Stamp your picture to paper.
And voilà! A home made stamp!
This craft is very suitable for children, since there are no messy or difficult steps. The foam is so easy to cut that even small children can do it!
If you want to make a large ink pad, you could take an old piece of felt or even quilt batting, lay it on a sheet of glass or perspex and pour some Talens Ecoline or stamp in on it.