Friday, February 3, 2017

Mixed Media Rubber Stamps DIY!

A couple of years back I made silicone molds with bathroom silicone and cornstarch.  It was a pretty popular project, too.  Recently when I was looking at a box of the molds I'd made, it popped into my head that this same method could be used for making rubber stamps. STOP THE TRAIN! How did I not think of this before?  I immediately went to work figuring out how to make it happen.  Remember to revisit your old projects and try them in a different way.  Oh, and always Make Your Mark!
My two favorite so far 
The DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics are rocking my world!

Watch how easy they are to make here! 
Wood blocks
Wax paper and Corn Starch
Baby Oil
*Before you start you might want to put on some disposable latex gloves.....This is messy!
1.  Squeeze a generous amount of silicone on a piece of wax paper
2.  Add the same amount of corn starch to the silicone
3.  Add 2 drops of baby oil
4.  Knead the mixture into a ball
5.  Press the ball onto an embossing folder with a texture or image you like
6.  Wait about 20 minutes and then peel off your rubber stamp
7.  Place the stamp face down on a flat surface and squeeze a generous amount of E-6000 all over the back of the stamp
8.  Carefully press the wood block on top and let dry
9.  Stamp away with either ink or paint
*I like using paint


  1. This is AMAZING!!! I've made stamps before with silicone but not with the cornstarch... you are brilliant!

  2. Wow! That is a great idea! Is the blog where you showed how to make the silicone molds still available? I would love to see that process also. I can't wait to try this out...thanks for sharing.

    1. It is still available here:

  3. Are the stamps carve able? Could you work with them like linocuts?

    1. I haven't tried, but I think they might be to "rubbery" for that.