Since today is holiday in Thailand, I move my Craftspace Weekend this week to Wednesday and I’m going to share how to make a temporary stamp that you can make it fast.
One of reasons I love stamp is that you can make it easily myself from what you already have. Last time I share you how to use craft foam to make stamp. Today I will show you how I use my wood veneer to make a stamp. However this stamp work well for temporary when you want nice pattern and shape quickly but don’t have enough supplies.
Let’s start with supplies you need:
- Ink pad. For now I only have black Stazon.
- Stamp block. Mine is from La boom, a local scrapbook shop
- Washi tape
- Wood veneer
Choose wood veneer you like. Then make small loops of tape with adhesive facing out and stick masking tape loops on the back of wood veneer.
Attach it to stamp block and you will get a temporary stamp. If you want it to be more permanent you can attach it to cork like I did with the craft foam stamp.
I have not updated my English blog for couple month since I decided to focus and put energy more on my Thai blog. However I miss writing in English sometimes especially when I just wrote DIY tutorial for my Thai blog and would like to share them here.
I have been finding a planner that would fit my lifestyle for a while then I found Midori Traveler’s Notebook which is a notebook system that allow you to collect smaller notebooks in one place. At first, I’m not sure if I would love it or not so I ended up DIY it. I found it so fun to created your own #Fauxdori. Now I got 3 Fauxdori and 10 small notebooks to put in my Fauxdori.
And to make my Fauxdori more interesting, I have an idea to decorate my A6 notebook that I put in my Fauxdori. I choose to decorate a notebook from MUJI that I planned to use it as “Idea book” to write down all ideas I have.
Before get started, you might need a few materiel to make it.
- Acrylic color
- E600 glue
- Craft foam
Since I didn’t know what color combination to use here, I tested them on paper first. Today I decided to go with pink neon and gold.
Let’s start the first start. I painted pink as background color and repainted again when first layer dry.
While waiting for color to dry, I draw star on craft foam. It could be anything. If you want small stamp, it shouldn’t be too detailed because we’re going to use acrylic color as stamp color. Then cut your drawing and glue it to a cork. Waiting for 5 minutes you will get a stamp!
Next step is the best part!
Use your brush to paint gold colour on your stamp instead of just dip it to colour so colour will not stick to star corner which you will not want it. Then stamp it! You can create pattern as you want.
You can paint front edge of a notebook with gold colour too! Don’t forget to using washi tape to masking your paper before painting it will help you shape your painting.
Now you get vibrant notebook. I use this notebook as an ideas notebook and I feel happy for my ideas every time I open this notebook. This is the easiest way to boost my mood 🙂
I have made bookmark for my planner from sticker that I print from Darling Dear labels. You can check how to make it from VDO.