If you are getting married, you can design a “save the date stamp”, you can make your own address stamps, or sweet would it be to make a stamp from your child’s artwork or handwriting? Or another cute idea would be to make a book plate stamp with your child’s name — the sky’s the limit!!!
So when the the Stampmaker people contacted me and offered to send me a machine, I was so excited about the possibilities! I have just started to experiment with it, but seriously — it’s so easy to use.
Here’s a tutorial on how to use the Stampmaker:
1. Plug the Stampmaker machine in. You need to let it warm up for a minute before you use it.
2. Open the Frame Clamps and insert one of the gel packs.
3. Then put your negative image artwork on top.
4. Shut the magnetic frame and put the frame inside the Stampmaker.
5. Leave it inside for THREE minutes — time it.
6. Take it out and cut the gel pack out of the plastic.
7. Scrub the excess gel off with soap and water.
8. Then put the stamp in the exposure tray and cover with a layer of water.
9. Put the tray inside the Stampmaker for TWO minutes. Time it.
10. Take it out and trim around the stamps. Then mount the stamps on the adhesive paper. Cut around that.
11. Mount the stamp on the acrylic stamp acrylic block.
Then use and enjoy!
I also made my own stamp — the name of our puppy — TRIXIE. I designed the name in the software and then printed it off on the special negative film. You need to use an inkjet printer for this. Then I followed the rest of the steps to make the stamp.
Stampmaker light unit
5 x Large and 5 x Small stamp pacs
2 x Emboss and 2 x Stencil pacs
acrylic block, small stamp border
rubber mat for emboss and stencil making
wash brush, post exposure tray
CD with the easy to use imagepac artwork modifying program and many exclusive Teresa Collins designs (ready to print)
2 x sheets of negative film for inkjet printers
2 x 4" x 3" sheets of Stampmaker Cling (for mounting stamp to acrylic block)
8 pre printed samples of exclusive Teresa Collins designed artwork negatives plus written and video instructions
PS — I am over at Sew Dang Cute today — sharing a Tube Top to Skirt refashion. Come on over and say hi!