The process of carving a rubber stamp.

June 4, 2009

Hello everyone! Today I have no cards to share with you. But I will show you the process of carving a rubber stamp. This isn't a tutorial, so my explanation about the process will be a very simple one. And please excuse my poor English as usual. lol!
Well, let's get started!

Here is my original sketch.


Put a piece of tracing paper on the sketch, and trace the image by a mechanical pencil (or a pencil).


Put the tracing paper on a rubber sheet by placing the face down, rub the image by something pointed. You can see the mirror image has been copied on a rubber sheet.


Move a cutter for prescision work along the outline of the image. (Strictly speaking,not a cutter, but a rubber sheet should be moved.)


Peel off the surface of rubber sheet out side the image.



Let's carve the inside in the same way.



Wow! It has been completed!
I stamped this image with Mermaid ink (Versa Craft) and coloured with distress ink. Hope you like it.


I think it is not difficult for you to carve your own stamps. Why don't you try it? :)

Thanks for looking.

15 comments:

  1. oh Torico I would make such a mess of that - my skill with a craft knife is terrible. Thank you so much for showing us how it's done - that was fascinating - I have always wondered.

    Ann xxx

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  2. Hello Torico

    Thank you so much for your wonderful instructions, but alas I am not so provicient with a craft knife.

    luv
    irene
    xxx

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  3. what a fantastic tutorial Torico...I would love to have a try at this...your English is fantastic as always...could you please tell us what kind of rubber this is and is there a best place to get it...thanks
    Minaxxx

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  4. Fabulous Tutorial.....you are very clever,still I don't think I would like to attempt it!!!
    xx

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  5. Wow this is amazing, Your art work is wonderful and then to be able to transfer it into a stamp. Just wonderful. What is the blue rubber you use? Thanks for sharing. Kim

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  6. toricoさん、写真付きで説明してくださって有難うございました。英語もとってもナチュラルですよ~。
    やっぱり、ここまでできるようになるには、練習の積み重ねが必要ですね。でも、私もいつかやってみたいな。
    toricoさんが使われているラバーは、やわらかそうな素材ですね。こちらでも売っているかしら?今度探してみます。カッターは、消し版でよく使われているのと同じ角度を使っていますか?
    いつもデザインが素敵なので、ため息をつきながら拝見しています(笑)

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  7. Not difficult???? I couldn't even draw the original picture let alone carve it into rubber!!! Your art is just awe inspiring, from start to finish, thank you for sharing your immeasurable talent with us ;)

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  8. This is fantastic and I'd love to be able to do it....but it looks far beyond my skills! Ruth x

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  9. wow, fantastic! I'd love to put a link on my blog if that's okay with you


    ((Lyn)))

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  10. What a talent you have, Torico!
    Amazing!!

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  11. Fabulous tutorial, I can't draw so wouldn't be able to create anything as beautiful as your rose.

    Chris x

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  12. wow! very professionally done! you made it look so simple. I've always thought that it's gonna be hard to carve out something. Cool! and thank you for sharing your tutorial.

    evelyn

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  13. Hi Torico, I just found your blog and I must say your work is absolutely amazing so I have become a follower. I have fell in love with your rose image and I wondered if you would consider selling this as a digital image, I would really like to have a go at colouring this image, hope you dont mind me asking.

    My email is caruff@hotmail.co.uk

    Best wishes
    Christine

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  14. Hi Torico, Thanks for the tutorial.
    I found the rubber sheet here in USA. It is blue one side and the other side is green and around 3mm thick. I followed your tutorial but I couldn't peel off the excess easily. Could you please tell me how you do that..if possible couple of pictures. I hope I am not asking too much. Thanks a lot.

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  15. Hi Sree, Thank you for your question!
    It's wonderful that you could find a rubber sheet in your country! I think the rubber sheet you found is the same with mine.
    Yes, it is not easy to peel off the excess. It needs strong power and some practices! Don't worry, I have some advice to you.;) (Please forgive my poor English!)

    1: You can see that a rubber sheet consists of three layers. Only the top layer should be peeled off.
    2: Warp the sheet when you peel off the excess.
    3: You had better start peeling off from an acute point or a corner.
    4: You can use a pair of tweezers.

    I hope the links below help you. (These are Japanese site, but some of photos will help you.)
    grass 5
    Inegalite
    pipinyon

    Thank you and enjoy crafting!

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