Work in Progress – Recycled Foam Stamps

I’ve been wanting to try making some simple stamps out of foam since seeing several crafty bloggers doing it. The trouble was, most of those bloggers lived overseas and Aussie manufacturers don’t appear to use the same kinds of foam in our packaging here. I tried a polystyrene meat tray, but it didn’t work very well.

Recently I replaced this cat feeding mat when the old one started looking a bit worn and tired. I decided to see if it would be a suitable material

It turned out to be rather nice to work with. I could cut out rough shapes with scissors, then add detail with a scalpel.

I stuck the pieces onto an old sheet of foam core and cut them out.

Now I just need to try printing with them.