SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Craft Plywood, 1/4", 3"x5"
- Band Saw or Scroll Saw, to cut Plywood
- Sandpaper, fine, 1 sheet
- Graphite Paper, Black, 1 sheet
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue, 1 stick
- Chip Brush, 1", 1
- Brayer or Foam Brush, 1"
- Acrylic Paint or Ink
- Flat surface to roll out paint or ink, palette if using foam brush
- Material to be printed, paper, fabric
- Cut out pattern on outside lines.
- Cut plywood to 3"x5". Lightly sand edges of wood.
- Cut a 3"x5" piece of Graphite Paper. Lay ink side down on top of the plywood. Lay pattern on top. Use pencil to trace pattern. Remove papers.
- Use ruler to correct the lines of the geometric design, to lay square on the rectangle of plywood.
- Apply hot glue to pattern. When hot glue is dry, brush over the pattern with the Chip brush to remove any wispy strings of hot glue.
- Use a thin coat of paint or ink on a brayer, or a foam brush, to apply color to the top surface of hot glue on the stamp. Press the stamp onto surface to be printed.
- Turn the wood to pull the strokes of glue in the direction that is easiest.
- Straight line pattern: Apply glue to all the lines that are horizontal. Turn the wood then apply all the vertical lines.
- Heat from a hairdryer applied to the finished stamp is an alternate method to remove any wispy strings of hot glue.