I told you I could not find a Lego stamp anywhere so I carved one- yes- from an eraser- remember potato carving, eraser carving? Before rubber stamps were so popular when I could not find an image I used to carve it- pencil erasers in shape of little stars, hearts, flowers. Thank goodness for artist so I don't have to do this. I saw an image kind of like this on line that someone was selling but could not find it when I went to buy it so what was I to do? Bring out my old linoleum carving tools. Yep, I kept them. That's why my room is bursting at the seams. This is the final product but I wanted to show you the process.
This was an earlier version because I always try to do one layer but it doesn't always work out. I made the border using a Sizzix embossing folder- I think it is one of Tim Holtz' -that I thought looked Lego-ish and selective embossing technique using a template I made with 2 pieces of chipboard with the window in the center that I cut out to fit the picture I wanted. Sentiment is one from a set from a $1 stamps from M*chaels.
I drew the figure in pencil onto the eraser and then rough cut it- this is what it looked like initially.
Then I cleaned up the parts that still stamped that I did not want. Getting better.
I tried some color combos - Tyler told me to use these colors- very 'Lego'
Each minifigure comes with a wrapper and a folded peice of paper inside with all the lego figures in the series printed on it. I was able to cut out the Lego symbol and paste it over the body to make it more "official".
I want to make a Lego block stamp but that is a bit harder-making perfect circles- I will try this weekend maybe.
This is what happens when you have 3 boys in tow......I wouldn't trade it for anything!