Skip to Content

Rubber stamp idea/question

4 replies [Last post]
Tube_Maxwell
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969

Hi all,

I'm working on a game where basically, I need a small grid on each card, (I suppose I don't NEED it, but I like it better that way.) It is for scheduling. Rather than looking up the time this card refers to, I'd like to have the whole shced. grid on there with the time in question coloured in. (Easier to visualize)

Here's where the rubber stamp comes in. I know computers are fast, but I prefer this to tons of cutting.

Has anyone ever "changed" a rubber stamp? Any advice on taking an existing one (with sufficient thickness) and cutting it down to a blank, then carving out your own? (I admit, thin lines are probably even harder to do than something "normal"... Hmmm.

Perhaps this idea sparks something in your heads you can use for your game. Perhaps you've tried this and can post some experienced advice.
I'll give it a shot in a while and keep you updated on the results.

Sean

rkalajian
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
Rubber stamp idea/question

I know my sister-in-law has done stuff like this for some art projects at school.

It's a lot cheaper to buy a nice thick stamp and cut it than to buy the raw materials to make one.

All I remember, though, is that it took her HOURS to make a custom stamp. Lots of shaving rubber :)

ensor
Offline
Joined: 08/23/2008
Rubber stamp idea/question

I've made some linoleum block prints, and have seen rubber stamp-making materials near the same section of the art store. They sell blocks of rubber, which I think would be easier than cutting a premade stamp down to a blank yourself. Check out http://www.dickblick.com/zz404/02/products.asp?param=0&ig_id=1862
for some easy-to-carve material.

My advice is to have sharp carving tools, http://www.dickblick.com/zz402/03/products.asp?param=0&ig_id=1842 and patience. They never turn out to be exactly what I want. Thin lines are the hardest to make, I try to have them be pyramid shaped so they have a good base of support, otherwise they snap rather easily when you're inking them up.

Good luck,

Mark

Anonymous
Rubber stamp idea/question

I'm not sure if I understand what it is you want to do, but if you want to be able to stamp a grid onto invidual cards...

Perhaps, it would be easier to find or make a stencil of some kind. If you can't find one, you could easily make one from scraps of sheet plastic. You could cut it easily enough with a sharp razor knife and a straightedge.
You would be able to easliy line it up over tha card, and then apply the ink with a pad or sponge. The biggest drawback would be that you couldn't have continous lines to make up the grid, they would have to be dashed or broken lines.

Just a thought.

Damage

Tube_Maxwell
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
Rubber stamp idea/question

Great links mark,

I'm going to check my local art shop tonight.

I just had a further brainstorm reading this. I remember back in grade 1 or 2, we would carve potato into stamps. (Albeit huge stamps) And they wouldn't be good for very long, but maybe some use. I wonder if a carrot would do better, for more firmness. Maybe I'll start to practice on vegetables, then try my hand at the real stuff.

Sean

Syndicate content


forum | by Dr. Radut