What you’ll need
Adhesive Back Craft FoamBuy
Tempera Paint (optional)
Water Based Ink (optional)
Ink Pad (optional)
Stamping is a form of printmaking!
Adhesive-backed craft foam is the perfect material for making your own stamps.
Draw a simple shape on the paper backing of the adhesive foam.
Cut out shape. Your non-scissor hand can turn the foam while the scissor hand opens and closes.
Peel off the backing and stick on to cardboard. Place near an edge ...
... and trim away extra cardboard, leaving just a small border to hold and protect the foam stamp.
There are many ways to print. This is a brayer with liquid acrylic paint and stamp pressed facedown.
And here, we use a foam roller with tempera paint and press paper down on to stamp. Both work well.
Paint or ink can even be added with a brush. Just a thin coat is enough - here we used too much!
We stamped it again without adding more paint for a much cleaner stamp without the oozing paint!
This time we apply a thin layer of paint. The prints are clean and the brush strokes add texture.
Craft foam or foam shapes without the adhesive back will also work. Just use some Elmer’s Glue All.
This print is with tempera paint and a foam roller.
Drawings on the paper adhesive backing will naturally be reversed on the stamp - perfect for text!
And for overall surface designs just repeat the stamp print many times on the same paper.
Printed papers are a nice material to collect for collage projects.
Stamps can be cleaned off with a damp paper towel and saved for future printing sessions!