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« on: February 06, 2009 07:41:16 PM »

I have spent 2 evenings and many hours googling 'How to make your own rubber stamps', and while I have run across more helpful info right here on Craftster than anywhere else, I have yet to find even a whisper on the method I'm considering.
Let me back up a moment.
I used to make rubber molds I used to cast plaster, concrete, and resin in. I have worked with the mold-making compound to brush and pour these molds, and know how it picks up EVERY tiny detail (cat hair anyone?).

So my question is:
Why could one not make a rubber stamp using this stuff?

I figure if I can get 20 or 30 concrete castings out of one mold, and concrete is fairly caustic, surely ink wouldn't hurt it. If I'm overlooking anything, please let me know...
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009 05:29:01 PM »

Not sure about this or how well it would hold up.. as the rubber's intention is for mold making not printing.. generally the rubber stamps are made from rubber sheets that are heated to fill the gaps in the mold.. which then gives you an original stamp.. I guess you could always try and see what you get!
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009 10:36:11 PM »

I think getting it perfectly flat so that it would stamp evenly would be a problem.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009 05:51:29 AM »

its worth a try...but let us know the results please
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009 01:02:59 PM »

I saw a decorative painter use some stamps made with silicone caulking and a thick chipboard stencil, so I don't see why mold making compound wouldn't work.  It may be more flexible than stamp rubber in really thin lines tho, so tiny details might be tricky.  Sound like an interesting experiment!
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010 02:39:35 PM »

I think that you could make a print with your moulded concrete. You might need to play around with inks. I would try block printing ink, not rubber-stamping ink. Have fun!
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