3.21.2012

moustache stamp

Today's post is written by Fernweh reader Charity, a pretty crafty gal! Leave her some love in the comments. If you're interested in submitting a guest post, find out more here.
I know that everybody likes moustaches. No idea why. Maybe because they're just something unique and stylish?
But that is neither here nor there. So back to my point, I decided to make a tutorial on how to make moustache stamps in a few easy steps. I enjoy using them to decorate cards, notebooks, small burlap sacks and other little oddities.

Supplies: 
-eraser {white}
-small knife, blade {etc}
-pen
-ink 
-paper


STEP 1: Draw the exact shape or style of moustache you want right onto the eraser. You may want to practise on paper first.

STEP 2: Now get your small knife {I just used a pocket knife}and define the lines of your 'tache. Cut in as deep as you want it to be.

STEP 3: Next, scrape away all extra eraser, digging from underneath what you outlined and pushing it out. Now your stamp will be raised above the base.

STEP 4: Get out some ink, any colour will work depending on your choice {or what you want to use it for}. The more ink, the more filled in the stamp of the moustache will be. I use a Color box /pinwheel for my stamping. 

STEP 5: Now stamp. You can stamp cards, bookmarks, notebooks, cloth bags, and numerous other items.
And voila, you have your very own, handmade moustache stamp and at a lovely price.

Now go out there and give it a shot. 

Thanks Charity!

22 comments:

  1. Sweeet! =) I was just thinking about making rubber stamps. I think I shall. =)

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  2. This is so adorable! Love it! :)

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  3. That amazingness right there!

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  4. Cute tutorial! I'm really going to need to give this a spin sometime. :)

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  5. I love this thanks Charity

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  6. This is great! I've tried this before, but the mustache totally didn't turn out :)

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  7. I actually really hate the whole moustache thing!!!!
    It kinda grosses me out!!!!
    But this is still a clever project.
    Beth xxx

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    1. I think it would be fun to try with a different shape--for example, a cat or a flower or a house. Something simple and graphic, and something you liked more than moustaches!

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    2. Yeah, I might try that. Thanks.

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    3. Yes, I agree. This DIY can be seen as a generic way to create rubber stamps, and the artist themselves can decide what they want the stamps to be of! Happy Crafting!

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  8. A mustache stamp! How creatively wonderful! Now all I have to do is make one. Thank you for this tutorial.

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  9. What a clever idea! Did you come up with this? I'll have to try it sometime ;)

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    1. I did not explicitly come with this idea. I was inspired, what the process is all my own. :) I am glad you like it.

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  10. WOO this is amazing. I can't wait to start to make my own stamps!

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