On our last trip to Sanibel Island, we visited the Three Crafty Ladies store like we always do. We love that store and the ladies who work there. On this particular trip, I saw a product I had never encountered before — Magic Stamp moldable foam. I was instantly intrigued! I picked up a package of foam sheets to bring home. Now fast forward a few months, to me cleaning out my craft room this past weekend, when I found my purchase. I was so excited that I immediately stopped the boring cleaning and decided to try them out.
To start, I cut my piece of foam to the size of a stack of note cards I had on hand.
For the custom molding to work, you need to heat the foam up for about 30 seconds. I used my embossing heat gun and kept it moving over the foam. Once it was heated, I pressed the foam firmly on top of Little Jo’s lunch box and held it there for about 20 seconds.
Look at the adorable Smurfette stamp I made! I used a washable stamp pad to ink the stamp and then placed it on the blank note card. I ran my brayer over the stamp to apply even pressure to help transfer the image.
The only color of washable ink pad I had on hand was black, but I still love how the image turned out. Next time I will use a fun color!
I cleaned my stamp pad with a wet wipe and decided to try making a different impression with the SAME piece of foam. Yup, it’s reusable! To make a new design, you simply heat the pad up again until the lines are gone and then you press it onto your next item. This time, I used some fabric that had a slightly raised pattern.
Wow! Look at the texture! Can you see how many options you would have with this same piece of foam? You could do anything!
Finally, I wanted to try something with a little more contrast in heights. To do this, I went with the thicker, green foam piece that was included in my set. I borrowed one of McGeeky’s old computer chip boards to see what kind of design I could get from that.
This looks almost like an X-ray to me. I wish I had green ink to do this one, but that’s okay, I’ll try that next time.
I am so excited by the collection of cards I made just with my quick experiments. And the re-usability is amazing, because I created two different designs with the same foam piece. Just think — with Magic Stamp moldable foam, you can make your own background stamps out of any texture you want! You don’t have to buy them anymore. You could even make new stamps by combining your existing stamps to get a totally different look. I’ll keep posting more examples as I continue to use my stamps.