Adventist Adventurer Awards and Answers/Stamping Fun Art

What type of stamp was used in the Bible?


The Bible. God’s second book is nature

Read Genesis 41:42

Genesis 41:42 (NIV)
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

Esther 8:8

Esther 8:8 (NIV)
Now write another decree in the king’s name in behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal it with the king’s signet ring—for no document written in the king’s name and sealed with his ring can be revoked.”

Daniel 6:17

Daniel 6:17 (NIV)
A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed.

Name a few projects you can do using rubber stamps.


You can use rubber stamps for art projects that show love, appreciation, and creativity through:

  • Handmade greeting cards
  • Bookmarks, tags, decorating paper, bags to wrap gifts
  • Scrapbooking supplies

What materials do you need to do a rubber stamp project?


Basic materials: White card or different colors of craft cards, rubber stamps, stamp pads, ink pads, stamping sponges, sponge tip applicators, Q-tips, stamp cleaner, stamping chalks, markers, watercolor pencils, blender pens, glue stick or pens, double stick adhesive tape, mounting squares, glitter, punches, decorative ribbons.

Learn and demonstrate three to five stamping techniques such as those suggested below:


Two-step stamping


Stamp the base image with lighter ink and overlay or adjoining image with darker ink

Decorating with chalk


Stamp image with an ink pad and then apply chalk color using a sponge tip or cotton swab to fill in color.

Decorating with markers


Use different colored markers to apply color directly to the stamp. Blow onto the ink image to remoisten the ink with your breath before stamping onto paper.

Using watercolor pencils


Stamp image onto paper. Outline a section of the stamped image with a watercolor pencil, then use a damp brush or blend pen to move color where desired.

Masking image


Stamp image on cardstock and stamp it again on a piece of scratch paper. Cut carefully around the scratch paper image, cutting just inside the lines—this will be the mask. Place the mask on top of the cardstock image and stamp the desired image over the mask. Remove the mask so the new image will “disappear” behind the first one.

Explain how to care for rubber stamps.


Using Baby Wipes - Only use alcohol-free baby wipes to clean your wood rubber stamps. Baby wipes that contain alcohol can cause your stamps to become pale, dry and brittle over time.

Using a Tooth Brush or Stamp Scrubber Pad - To remove stubborn ink, try spraying the solution onto the rubber and then brushing the stamp with a toothbrush or scrubber pad.

Using Soap and Water - Gently use soap and water with a paper towel to wipe stamps clean. If you want to use water with a wood stamp, do not submerge the whole rubber stamp in water, as this will soften the wood and weaken the adhesive in the stamp. Be sure to air dry the stamp before storing it away. Using water with clear stamps can also help to retain or bring back the stamps tackiness for application on acrylic blocks.

Rubber Stamp Storage - Store your wood rubber stamps flat or upright in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight to avoid them becoming brittle and cracked. Prolonged resting on an uneven surface, such as a surface with ridges, may cause dents in a stamp and render it unusable over time. It is important to avoid exposure to excessive heat or humidity in order to prolong the life of your stamp and continuously achieve perfect, crisp impressions.

Make three different projects to give to friends or family members.


This website provide several projects using rubber stamps [1]

External Resources


AdventSource [2]

Teach Me That [3]

Rubber Stamps [4]