DIY hand carved and stamped linen bag

It’s been a bit rainy here in Boulder and that guarantees two things: coffee and crafts.

I’ve been itching to try out the Stamp Pads from Yellow Owl Workshop. Their colors are so fun, and they claim it works on paper, cloth, metal, wood, and glass. Of course, it is also archival, permanent, and waterproof.

So here we go!


Draw out your design on… (there are a lot of options here… a linoleum block, erasers, “speedy carve”, a potato… anything you can cut into!)


Carve out your design using an Xacto knife or a carving tool like Speedball’s wood block carving tool. I usually end up using both. It’s also nice to put color on your stamp (or potato) before you carve so you can see what you are carving away and what remains.


Now, I’m ready to go! Ink up your stamp and stamp onto your surface. Repeat the design for patterns or simply use once.


I don’t know who will be lucky enough to receive these little bags because I love how they turned out!


Inspired and itching to stamp yourself? Yellow Owl has two things you should know about.

1. Their Carve A Stamp Kit is incredibly easy to use and comes with everything you need to create your own stamps.

2. If carving your own stamp is a bit much, click on over to our recently updated online shop and check out Yellow Owl’s very cute rubber stamps.  No carving involved!

Happy stamping.