I recently purchased a block of carving rubber off Etsy. I searched high and low for them in Cape Town but came up with no luck. I have made stamps before using Lino, but im sure any of you who have worked with lino before will agree that it can be particularly hard to carve. The rubber was nice and soft which made it really easy to do. I just drew a little fox on by hand and then carved it out. When carving a stamp its important to think about positive and negative space.
I stamped my fox in an orange craft paint onto some fabric I had lying around. Not all of them came out perfect, but im happy with a natural crafty look!
I then ironed it (on the back side) and ironed ‘up’ the raw ends to flatten them so I could make a spread for my coffee table. Cute for a themed event or girls tea party. I got out this vintage tea & saucer that belonged to my great gran, so pretty!