Making authentic looking edges on your custom stamps

Someone asked about making sheets of stamps with perforations. One person suggested using a sewing machine to punch the holes. I saw these Fiskars scissors on Ebay! The blue ones are even named “stamp”! 

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Comment by Kiki on January 12, 2024 at 3:47am

And here are what the scissors I bought for 100 yen in Japan, about one US dollar, each pair, look like :

Comment by Coco Muchmore on January 11, 2024 at 1:01pm

Momkat! You are so far ahead with your Year of the Dragon artistamps!! Woot! Woot!

Comment by Kiki on January 11, 2024 at 3:34am

That is cool !

I bought scissors for children somewhat like them for 100 yen, about one US dollar for each pair, but it is rather hard to cut with them as they are super cheap ones :-/

Comment by Coco Muchmore on December 31, 2023 at 4:48pm

Keep an eye out for the "mini-pinking" edge, too. It has an even smaller serration edge, as shown. The photo stamp is a conventionally perforated edge, for comparison. Indeed! You don't need a perforator to make great artistamps!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 31, 2023 at 8:18am

Super nice scissors, I found "crazy scissors" at a toy store here in Greece,

but they are not so perfect:

...they do give my little stamps a "bit-of-an-edge" though :-)

Happy New Year 2024!


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