I’ve been seeing some great rubber stamps that people hand make on craftster.org. I decided to try it for myself. I scored on a pack of five jumbo white erasers for two bucks. They’re kinda soft so I had to be careful not to mis-cut my pieces. I only have an exacto knife to work with so not much flexibility or gouging power there. Since the jumbo eraseres were actually kind of small, I was limited to the size of the eraser. I used the acetone (nail polish remover) method. I printed the reveresed image out of a laser printer (not ink jet). You can also photocopy an image. Then I dipped the image in acetone and placed it face down on the eraser and rubbed gently. Not 100% effective, some parts went on very well while some parts didn’t transfer at all. Don’t know why.
Here’s Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro. You can see I’m a huge Miyazaki fan. I messed up here by cutting out the umbrella handle by mistake.. but I don’t really care. I think I can use this for address labels or something.