Today I want to make a stamp. Here's how I started.
I began with a block of foam padding left over from my new monitor.
I grabbed a leftover piece of foam that was larger than the packing material,
then ran my ink pen around the perimeter.
Not the best outline, but good enough.
I cut around the outline,
then folded the foam in half lengthwise. I kept the foam in place with my engineering ruler.
For the first line, I allowed 1/2 inch, then 1/4 inch every line after that.
If you plan to make this, be sure your first line is twice as long as each line after that.
Now it's time to create diagonal cuts. Try to keep the angle consistent.
Lay your first piece of foam over the packing material, but don't glue it down. There will be more than enough chevrons
that you will have your choice of foam pieces.
Choose the best pieces and glue the foam in place. Now it's time to allow the glue to dry. Had I been thinking, I might have used E-6000. But at the time, I used a PVA white glue. Time will tell if it holds up. I probably will not wash the "stamp" once I ink and use it.
This is Day 21 of 22, and I recycled a piece of packing foam and a leftover scrap of fun foam. I can't tell you how thrilled I am that my recycled art has gone over so
well so far this year. Your comments and support have meant the world
to me. Thank you beyond belief for your continued support of my art and my recycling efforts.
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