Perhaps you have been looking for a stamp for a project and cannot find it.Â Why not create your own?Â Did you know that you can easily have your own polymer stamp made? If you have created a design that you would love to see created into a stamp, there are places you can bring it to (or send it to) who will create the stamp for you.
A few sources for having your designs made into stamps are: Unique Pages, Onyx Expressions, Digital Princess Designs, as well as you may wish to try your local office supply shop. You can often email in your design and the acrylic stamp will be sent to you.Â See our results shown in this article for a few designs we had made up into stamps. Some are drawings and others are journaling stamps.
If you get really ambitious, there are also products available for actually creating polymer stamps yourself.Â There is an initial output required, but if you see a niche in the market that could be filled, you could try and sell your own designed stamps on Etsy.Â Photocentric, out of the UK, sells a kit here.Â You can read more about the product here.Â Insta Stamp, out of Australia, has a stamp making kit available here.
Another idea is to create a design for a special label to stamp to the back of your artwork which lists headings for your contact information i.e. name, date, title. Or, how about creating a stamp which lists headings which are often required for publication submissions i.e. patterned paper, cardstock, stamps, embellishments, other, etc. You then simply fill in the blanks. If down the road you see a call that would fit your layout, you are ready to go!Â You could also have a stamp made from a photograph.Â This would be a neat idea for Holiday cards.
Photo above right shows a tree drawing we had made into a stamp for the cover of a Christmas card/booklet that held a mini newsletter as well.Â Another photo above shows a custom journaling stamp that was stamped onto unbleached cotton and zigzag stitched onto a paper backing.Â These make good gift tags.