One of my favorite things to make are background stamps – and with Smoothfoam, the possibilities are endless! It’s a great surface for carving stamps – I carved a different design on to each side of a cube, or you could also carve a sheet or block in any size.
Use your stamps to decorate fabric, cards, furniture, walls – or even make your own wrapping paper!
One 5″ Smoothfoam cube
Wood-burning heat tool with assorted tips
Paintbrushes, foam brush
Plastic tooth brush
100 grit sandpaper (optional for sanding any rough edges)
For the word “Art,” I used a pen to write the word backwards. Then I carved out the letters with a tapered tip of a heat tool. I also added some texture between the letters.
These holes were made by pressing into the Smoothfoam with the ends of a paintbrush, a marker and generic plastic toothbrush.
I created these overlapping circles by firmly pressing a metal bracelet into the surface.
These lines were created with the edge of a metal ruler.
I drew the heart with a pen, then used the heat tool to carve out the shape and add the lines.