Once you have the proper computer design file, you can send it to a stamp maker to create stamps from your own hand drawn designs.
Here’s what you need to draw your own designs for custom rubber stamps:
- Inkscape Program (free graphics software)
Step 1: Make the Doodles!
I doodled up the man in the moon, an alien, planet, a sheep and some stars in a night sky design.
Step 2: Once you have the doodles drawn, snap a photo of the doodles and get the photo on your computer.
I used my phone for the photos, and then emailed them to myself.
Step 4: With your image in inkscape, click “Path” in the menu, and then “Trace Bitmap…”. Make sure you have click on the image first.
Step 5: A box will pop up called “Trace Bitmap”. Simply click “OK”.
Step 6: You will see the new vector trace! It might not look amazing, but you can retrace and change the Threshold settings in the pop up box to get a clearer trace.
Step 7: Now you can play with the vector designs in inkscape
You can download and use my doodles in this tutorial for free (for non-commercial purposes).
Step 8: Finally, you can send your designs off to a stamp maker to be made into custom stamps!