Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Bicycle Stamp

A lovely friend recently sent me a packet of beautiful cards.

They are almost too pretty to use! I may frame one and place it beside my Ride a Stearns poster (the one I use for my icon).

Inspired by Simply Bike, I attempted to find a bike stamp to use for my own craft projects. I searched but couldn't find anything so my oldest son suggested I make my own. It's incredibly easy too. Here's how: Buy a sheet of craft foam. You can make numerous designs with it as it's 8.5 x11 inches. If you make a mistake - no problem. Start again. I cut my design, using an X-acto knife, then glued it to a block of wood with a glue-stick.

Voila! Do you like my Mixte bike? Now just press the picture onto an ink pad, and then onto paper...

Now I can have as many bikes as I want...on a card anyway.

Imagine this technique with fabric paint. I could personalize a cotton hoody or handbag. Oh, the possibilities!

1 comment:

  1. That stamp would look good on fabric made into a bag or soft satchel.


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