Stamping on Handkerchief Using Basic Stamp Supplies

The price for personalised items is always higher than the regular ones. Personalised items are special because 1) it can be used to make presents extra special 2) it can be used for event favours 3) it can be a reward for your customers. However, because personalising items are expensive, it may not be very wise to do it all the time, especially if you’re short on cash. Although, you can personalise your handkerchief using only simple stamp supplies such as rubber stamps and fabric inks.

 

Why Should I Stamp On Handkerchief?

 

Event Favours

You can use your handkerchief as event favours. Either it’s for your newly opened business, birthdays, or any kind of events where you can give away favours. Although you can order personalised handkerchief online. Personalising them your own is a lot better especially because you can cut the total cost to half. You’ll only be needing the ink, and the rubber stamp, then you’re stamping project is good to go.

 

Gift and Presents

What’s more special than a personalised present. Giving your friend, family, or special someone you did yourself makes your gift a whole lot better. Yes better than expensive gifts. Getting your own custom-made rubber stamp does not cost that much. So, if you want to write the name of the person you want to give the present to— you can use your personalised rubber stamp for your handkerchief.

 

A Reward for Loyal Customers

You can also use a personalised handkerchief as a reward for your loyal customers, who have been with you for a certain period. Through a stamp creator online you can customise your stamps, with your business’ name. Not only will this be useful for your other parts of your business such as the labelling and the packaging, but it is can also be used for the handkerchief you’re giving away. You can stamp your brand in the middle of the handkerchief or on one of the corners of your handkerchief.

 

How to Stamp on Handkerchief?

Materials Needed:

  • Rubber Stamp
  • Fabric Ink
  • Felt Cloth
  • A Plate or Any Plastic Container with A Large Opening
  • Clothes Iron

 

Step #1: Prepare Your Rubber Stamp

You want to make sure your rubber stamp is ready before you start making impressions on the handkerchief. It works very well with rubber stamps with large and straightforward texts on rubber plates. So if your rubber plate as small letters, you may want to use another one with large and bold text for better results.

 

Step #2: Prepare Your Ink

After you had your rubber stamp prepared, the next thing you’d have to prepare is the ink. The ink you’re going to use plays a huge role in this project. Mainly because not all ink used for stamping papers, sticks to the fabric after washing the fabric. For this one, you must use a fabric ink, any colours will do.

In preparing the ink, you need to have:

  • Fabric Ink
  • A plate or any plastic container that can hold your fabric ink ink
  • Felt Cloth
  1. Lay your container in the surface. You want to make sure that the container’s opening is large enough for the stamp you’re going to use.
  2. Pour in a liberal amount of ink on your container.
  3. Place the felt cloth over the container. Lightly press the felt cloth in a manner that will allow the fabric ink to bleed through the felt cloth.

 

Step #3: Apply Ink On Your Rubber Stamp

Now that you have prepared your rubber stamp, as well as the ink you will use, it’s time for you to apply ink to your stamp. Press your rubber stamp against the part of the felt cloth where the ink is bleeding through. Apply pressure, enough to fully cover the elevated surface of your rubber plate with fabric ink. You want to make sure that the ink on the rubber stamp is just enough as to avoid the stamp from smudging.

 

Step #4: Start Stamping

With the fabric ink on your rubber stamp, you can now proceed to stamp your handkerchief. Press your rubber stamp against the handkerchief for a few seconds. You want to make sure that the ink from your rubber stamp is absorbed by the handkerchief.

Tip: Lift the stamp upwards and not diagonally to make sure none of the side of the rubber stamp imprints on your handkerchief.

 

Step #5: Let It Dry

Once you’re satisfied with the prints on your handkerchief, it’s time that you let it dry.

 

Step #6: Iron Your Handkerchief

After drying the ink from the fabric, you now must iron your handkerchief, to make sure that the fabric ink sticks on your handkerchief for a long time.

 

Final Thoughts

Personalising a handkerchief shouldn’t be expensive. You can use your trusty rubber stamp, or you can have one made online through a rubber stamp creator. You can use it for yourself, or you can give to others as an event favour, or as a reward for loyal customers. Start stamping on handkerchief now!

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How To Make Your Own Jewelry Using Custom Rubber Stamps

How To Make Your Own Jewelry Using Custom Rubber Stamps

Custom Rubber stamps are commonly used as office stationery and/or in a craft whether it’s for organising documents, greeting cards, gift wrappers, embossing on fabric, or any other possibilities where self-inking date stamps are imprinted.

But, have you ever used your customised rubber stamps in making a pendant for your jewellery? Don’t miss out on the fun you can get from playing around with your rubber stamps. Plus, you can also save cash by making your own accessories instead of buying them.

It’s an easy activity, where you can unleash your creativity and resourcefulness by just using custom stamps. It’s that easy! Thinking about the cost of the materials? Don’t sweat it because this is a very cost-effective activity.

 

Making Your Own Jewelry

Oven-baked clay jewellery-making is a do-it-yourself activity, where clay is moulded into shapes and sizes, baked in an oven to harden, and is attached to a chain for a necklace, earrings or, for bracelets. But let’s not focus on the clay; the highlight is on what tool is used for designing the pendant. This is where you capitalise the use of your rubber stamps for this activity.

It’s okay if you have no experience in jewellery-making. No sweat, because anyone can do this activity. Moving on, here’s how you can use your seal stamp in making customised jewellery.

 

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

gather your materials

The very first thing you have to do is to gather all your materials together. Materials including polymer clay, blocks, your rubber stamps, cookie cutters, pick, jump rings, pearl powder, and thread or chain. You don’t have to specifically choose polymer clay, because any type of clay is applicable for baking. As for the blocks, it’s used to flatten the clay. Cookie cutters have different shapes and sizes; it’s used after the stamp is imprinted on the flattened clay. The pick’s utilised for the hole on the formed pendant, where the jump rings are connected.

 

Step 2: Prep the Clay

prep the clay

After you’ve gathered your materials together, start by loosening up the polymer clay. It depends on the size of what you’re gonna make. In this case, creating a pendant that’s the same size as a coin is a good start.

Take a little piece of the clay, about the size of a marble, and roll it around your hands. It’s quite hard as it needs to be worked and warmed up. But by continuously rotating it in your hands, it then starts loosening up as heat from your body will transfer on the clay. As we’re making a coin-shaped pendant, the next move is to flatten the clay.

Blocks or any hard surface is a good place to even out the clay. This is to compress its dimensions evenly and to avoid lumps in certain areas. So, when it comes out of the oven, there are no signs of unevenness.

 

Step 3: Stamping the Design

stamping the design

Now comes the greatest part! The stamping part! Place the evened-out clay on your front. Prepare the rubber stamp and position it facing downwards on the clay. Then, gently stamp it in position and press hard. You can also do it while standing up. It gives more pressure because you’re putting your body weight on it. Then, slowly pull up. And viola! You now have a hand-stamped clay pendant.

But, if you find the pendant too big or you suddenly want a new shape, manipulate the clay using the cookie cutter. It depends on the shape that you want, or where you want the centre of your pendant to be placed on the newly designed clay.

 

Step 4: Assembling the Jewelry

assembling the jewelry

Pierce a hole on the upper part of the clay using a pick. This is where the jump rings are placed to connect the pendant to the chain. Though, make it bigger than what you’re imagining. Bead holes tend to shrink; if you’re not careful enough, the rings might not go through. To make the intricate design stand out, brush it with the perfect pearls powder; these are pigmented powders that are easy to use. But if you don’t have one, use pulverised makeups, especially eyeshadow ones. It gives the pendant shimmer.

 

Step 5: Baking the Product

baking the product

For the final step, place the pendant on a pan and bake it for about 30 minutes at 275 degrees. Let it cool. Connect it to the chain, and you’re done! Your polymer clay jewellery is now ready for use.

There are a lot of designs you can find to incorporate for your pendant. Look for rubber stamps online, if you don’t own one yet. Or if you want something that has more of your personal touch, there are custom stamps online, where there’s a stamp designer to decorate your own.

 

Final Thoughts

Rubber stamps aren’t just made for stamping documents. You’ll be amazed at the numerous ways these stamps can be used. Mostly, rubber stamps in Auckland are used for decorating pages of scrapbooks, documents, or for postage. Though there are other surfaces, you can stamp on besides paper like wood, metal, fabric, and especially on clay – just like this activity. You’re collecting accessories but have no budget to buy new ones? Less splurging on expensive ones and make your very own personalised accessories now!

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