Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rubber Stamp Carving Tutorial

The ever creative and classy Junie Moon has posted a rubber stamp carving tutorial. Of particular interest here is the method she uses to transfer her design to the block. It's one I've used many times and also works on wood and metal. When I do it to metal, I heat the metal sheet on a griddle first. On metal this method also works great as a resist when etching with chemicals. I use the liquid from Radio Shack that is for etching circuit boards, I forget it's name.

Be sure to check June's sidebar for her complete list of tutorials. She's a wonder.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing about my little project and other tutorials. I had such a fun time making this little rubber stamp. And I'm delighted to hear that the same technique works on wood and metal. I'll have to give that a try.

  2. Junie,
    Fabric, too. I forgot to mention that.

  3. Thanks for the extra note about the fabric. By the way, my little tutorial is featured on Whipup along with links to both of us. I'm so tickled!

  4. WhipUp should notice you! You always have something going.


  5. Anonymous11:22 AM

    That's a neat tutorial - I didn't know you could transfer a design like that.

    Wait - you etch circuit boards? Tell us more!

  6. No I've etched copper and brass sheet and fittingshardware with the circuit board etchant chemicals.

    Radio Shack will not ship the stuff directly. My local store did not carry it but was more than happy to order it for me.

    Here is a meggiecat post about etching:


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