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DIY Temporary Stamp from Wood Veneer

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.

DIY Stamp from wood veneer

Let’s start with supplies you need:

  1. Ink pad. For now I only have black Stazon.
  2. Paper
  3. Stamp block. Mine is from  La boom, a local scrapbook shop
  4. Washi tape
  5. Wood veneer

DIY a Temporary Stamp from 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.

DIY a Temporary Stamp from 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.

DIY a Temporary Stamp from Wood Veneer

DIY a Temporary Stamp from Wood Veneer

DIY a Temporary Stamp from Wood Veneer

 

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Decorate Notebook Cover with DIY 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.

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover

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.

 

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover

 

Before get started, you might need a few materiel to make it.

  1. Acrylic color
  2. E600 glue
  3. Cork
  4. Craft foam
  5. Brush
  6. Notebook

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.

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover

Let’s start the first start. I painted pink as background color and repainted again when first layer dry.

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover

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!

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover

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.

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover

BONUS!

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.

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover

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 🙂

How to Decorate Your Notebook Cover