29 August 2013

Ex Libris | Book Stamp DIY

Hi Guys!

Do you love books? I do!!!! I have a ton of books. My favourite type of book is the classic "who dunnit". I´m reading everywhere at anytime... And with this ton of books, all my friends, family and colleges are borrowing books. To make it easier for them to return the books to the me, I needed a Ex Libris stamp.






Long story short, here is a tutorial how to carve a stamp for your books :-)




You need:
carving tools
rubber
stamp
soft pencil & paper

Grab your pencil and a piece of paper. Trace the shape of the rubber.
Get creative and draw the design in the traced rectangle, when you´re happy with your design push the rubber on your image. You will have a slight copy on your stamp.


Follow the instructions that come with your tools and be careful, those things are sharp! Trust me :-)
Before you start carving you have to decide, what you want to be on the stamped image. So basically the positive or negative of the image. Carve!



Once your´re done and happy with your design, attach the rubber to the stamp with double sided tape. You might add a a tag on the stamp. Done!






Happy stamping :-)



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