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 Post subject: rubber stamps, fonts and geeking out about it
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:02 am 
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i totally totally totally want to start working with rubber stamps and preferably make my own.. anyone in to rubber stamping here? i am mostly interested in vintage sets and making my own, but any oldie geeks who has interesting sources/tips/know where to get vintage rubber stamps without forking over a fortune, please share!


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 Post subject: Re: rubber stamps, fonts and geeking out about it
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:36 pm 
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I am into carving. You can get a Speedball set for stamps for about $19 in the US. I also have seen some nice repo vintage stamps in catalogs!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:56 pm 
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I love rubber stamps -- especially old wood-backed ones that look like they've been well loved. I've carved some of my own as well, using supplies I bought at Blick's Art Supplies. It's harder than it looks but it's super fun.

I like browsing Etsy for cool stamps, like these:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/70213465/vi ... s-sailship
http://www.etsy.com/listing/76442597/se ... ber-stamps
http://www.etsy.com/listing/57450133/ma ... bber-stamp


Oh, and I love the ones from Yellow Owl Workshop:
http://yellowowlworkshop.com/stamps.html
I have the tree & owl set.


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 Post subject: Re: rubber stamps, fonts and geeking out about it
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:12 pm 
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i've tried carving my own into a pink eraser. i love doing it, but i cut my finger pretty badly on new year's day 2009 with an exacto knife. now i use carving tools for wood.


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 Post subject: Re: rubber stamps, fonts and geeking out about it
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:36 am 
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i have made a few sets of cursive alphabet stamps from used bicycle innertubes and old wooden thread spools. innertubing works great!
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 Post subject: Re: rubber stamps, fonts and geeking out about it
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:52 am 
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LOVE stamps! I make my own to use in collages, some hand-carved, but I also make photopolymer stamps from my illustrations (you can capture a lot more detail). Here's one of mine... http://magicjelly.com.au/blog/images/2009/02/art-fights-fire-collage.jpg & another couple of eeny-weeny ones http://magicjelly.com.au/blog/images/2009/02/little-collages.jpg I used to sell stamp kits too, but I haven't done that for a while.

I'm just really into low-tech printing processes (I own 4 goccos!) & love paper & ink. I'm not sure where would be the best place to buy cheap vintage stamps other than Etsy & Ebay. Scouring local markets might be more time-consuming, but will probably work out cheaper. Love those little vintage type sets, but you usually get missing letters.

As for exactos...I almost lost the top of my thumb cutting a stencil a few years back. Ouch!

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