How to Make Rubber Stamp Art
Use ultraviolet light to make a stamp from a negative, and create a work of art with the stamps.
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Materials and Tools:
negative developing medium
black felt-tip pen
ink pads in various colors
2 pieces of glass
2. To create the negative in the ultraviolet machine, cut a piece of negative the right size for the image, put the vellum on top of the negative and put it in the machine. Set the machine timer for three minutes.
4. Position the negative on a piece of glass, spread a line of glycerin on the glass around the negative and cover the negative with a piece of plastic. Smooth all air bubbles out with a fluffy paint roller. Trim away any excess plastic with scissors.
5. Adhere four strips of damming foam around the negative. Pour clear liquid polymer over the negative. The damming foam will contain the polymer. Use a drinking straw to blow away any bubbles in the polymer.
6. Cover the negative with another piece of plastic. Place the top piece of the glass sandwich over everything.
7. Place the glass sandwich in the UV machine and cook the back of the stamp with UV light for two minutes. Open the machine and flip the sandwich to cook the front of the stamp for eight minutes.
9. Cook it again in the machine for 10 minutes.
11. Prepare paper for printing by cutting it to size, inking the image with a stamp pad and stamping the main image in the center of the paper.
12. Apply a stamp pad directly to the paper around the stamped image to add background color.
13. Ink a rubber stamp to be used for an accent image and stamp it randomly in the background.
15. Write the desired words around the image with a black marker.
16. Place the finished image in a picture frame.
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