Hello! This is Jackie, and I’m here to confess my love of foam stamps, and to sing their praises.
Foam stamps are one of my favorite craft supplies/tools to work with when doing mixed media projects. Of course, their lines can’t be as delicate as rubber or photo-polymer stamps, but the bold lines of foam stamps are still quite appealing to me.
And you too can make your own stamps. All you need is craft foam. Craft foam sheets and shapes (plain or self-adhesive) can be found at just about any craft store, or a store with a decent craft section, like Walmart.
(All the pictures henceforth are of stamps I’ve made.)
Craft foam can be mounted on a variety of surfaces: A wooden block, matte board, cardboard, paper roll, thick foam, etc. Through trial and error, I’ve found that Glossy Accents and Aleena’s Tack-It Over and Over work best as adhesives, so far.
And it can be cut using various cutting tools like: scissors, cutting machine (Silhouette, Cricut), and die cut machine (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.)
You can also make impressions in foam using a heating tool and objects around your craft room like: embossing folders, beads, stencils and stamps.
Here are a few pictures of foam stamps I’ve made, and some of the ways I’ve used them in mixed media projects.
Well, I hope I’ve successfully passed on my addiction to foam stamps, and I can’t wait to see how you incorporate them into your projects. Don’t forget to tags us on IG (Gauche Alchemy and Creationsbyjsheri), and post on Gauche Alchemy Studio FB page when you do.
Until next time, be creative!