The solid geometric shapes, I simply cut out, but the more complicated designs I both engraved and cut to get the final stamp. This is one of three pans I now have. There are geometric shapes, and potted plants.
Here are a few of the prints on paper that I made with these.
Thank you. I roll the ink onto the blocks with a brayer, and then align them. Then I place the paper or fabric face down, and rub the back with a wooden spoon to make the print. I do have an old Cuttle bug die cutter I though of trying to make into a press, but the wooden spoon works pretty well, and I can make much bigger things that way. I want to take a print making class so I can get my hands on one of those large presses, though!
I LOVE that! The last pic is terrific! What a great idea! I have yet to make stamps (I used to do rubber stamping all the time, had over a thousand dollars worth) but this inspires me to get some made!