Hey guys! Today I'd love to share a tutorial with you on how to make your own honeycomb stamp!
I always love going to stamp stores and perusing all of their goods. Thing is, I don't do a ton of stamping, so I feel bad blowing $10 on something I'm only going to use a couple of times. I've been dreaming up some fun stamping projects for a while, so I decided to whip up this honeycomb stamp to give them a try!
I particularly like stamps like these where you can place it once, or if you want to make a larger pattern you can place it multiple times, like you can see in the photo above.
To get started, you'll need some materials!
- A cutting mat (or a surface to cut on)
- An X-acto knife
- Tacky Glue, preferably the brush on kind
- A sheet of 1/4" craft foam
- A wood block about the desired size for your stamp
- A hexagon template
- A sewing ruler or metal edged ruler
First things first, trace the shape of your block onto the foam and cut it out using your X-acto knife!
Next, use your hexagon template and your ruler to make your shape! I did this by starting my first hexagon 1/4" in from the edge of the foam, then after drawing the hexagon, I made small marks 1/4" out from the edges so I could place the next hexagon 1/4" away!
Continue the previous step until you've filled up your piece of foam! Then, draw a border 1/4" away from the outer perimeter of the outer-most hexagons.
Use your X-acto knife and ruler to cut out the hexagons, and then cut around the border of the whole piece of foam.
When you're done, you should have something like this! I know it looks a little bit ragged, but that's actually at the back of the foam. So long as the cut lines on the front side of the foam are nice and clean you should have no trouble with the stamping.
Next, apply a thin layer of the Tacky Glue to the back of the foam shape, let it dry for a couple of seconds, then affix the foam to the underside of the wood block and let dry.
Once you're done, you should have something that looks like this!
Once the glue is dry, you can stamp away! Just ink it up and have at it.
When you're done with your stamping, simply wash the stamp under warm water to remove the ink.
So, it turns out, making your own honeycomb stamp is super easy! Check back next week and I'll show you a fun project I did with it!
Til next time!