The wonderful Aimee Strickland, from Made in The Fold, sent us this very easy DIY stamp tutorial. Aimee does handlettering for brides and we absolutely love her work. Do go and have a look at he blog and online shop if you are are passionate stationery or paper goods.
These stamps can be used just about anywhere, but Aimee used them on favor (gifts for guests) bags.
Here’s how to make a stamp:
- Tracing paper
- Eraser (optional)
- Aletter to trace – mine was a vintage letterpress letter
- Small paper bags
- Water-based printing ink
- Linoleum cutter
- Roller (Brayer)
The first step is to trace the letter. Using a soft graphite pencil, trace over the entire letter onto your tracing paper. Fill in the whole shape of the letter.
Next, begin cutting away your letter by starting with the outline, and working away towards the edges of your piece. you want to cut away every part of the linoleum that you don’t want to transfer as a stamp to your paper. Anything left that is raised will pick up ink.