Art stamps can be used to create simple images for greeting or holiday cards or a more elaborate and layered piece of multi-media art. Commercial art stamps used in paper crafts and scrapbooking can be expensive, since you need a variety of shapes, images and sizes to make art with stamps. You can make even better stamping designs with some creative foraging through your home and using these amazing art stamps you didn’t know you already owned. The best part is, they’re free.
Amazing Art Stamps You Didn’t Know You Had
Alphabet Fridge Magnets
Take out the magnets from the back of alphabet fridge magnets kids have outgrown and use them to create solid-edged letter stamps.
Perfect Circles from Paper Towel Rolls
The ends of paper towel rolls make perfect circle stamps. Create circle patterns by stamping circles in different colors.
Bubble wrap, or those styrofoam packing pieces that sometimes cannot be avoided may be used as art stamps.
Covers of all Sizes
Plastic covers from water bottles, milk containers, yogurt containers, ricotta cheese or any other package can be used as art stamps. Attach a cardboard handle to the back using tape, to make it easier to apply and remove the stamp.
Combine different sizes of circle stamps to make still life images, people, snowmen or graphic designs.
Make stamped art with building blocks, shaped like triangles, rectangle, circles and squares. Create cityscapes, counting games or geometric designs.
Dig through the junk drawer to find old keys, metal washers and the unidentifiable metal pieces taking up space. Rinse off the paint and dry thoroughly after using them.
Rolling With Nature
Use natural objects to create not just static stamps, but rolling designs. Acorns and pinecones can be rolled in paint and then rolled onto paper or fabric to create original designs. Acorn covers, small twigs, rocks and shells can also be used to make patterns on paper.