Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp

Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp | The Zen of Making

Crafts and booze? What could be better?! Imbibe, then get your make on with this quick and easy wine cork button stamp tutorial.

Supplies:
* Wine cork (If you don’t drink wine, you can buy recycled corks here.)
* Button, slightly smaller than your wine cork

Tools:
* Stamp carving tool with a #1 (small v) tip
* Tailor’s awl
* Ultra fine point permanent marker

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Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp | The Zen of Making

Step 1
Select a wine cork with a smooth, flat end. Clean it thoroughly and allow it to dry completely before use.

Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp | The Zen of Making

Step 2
Place a button on the end of the cork, then trace around the outside edge and mark all four center dots.

Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp | The Zen of Making

Step 3
Use a stamp carving tool with a #1 (small v) tip to carefully carve around the outside line that you traced in step 2.

Carve in short, careful gouges, tapping out the excess cork as you go.

Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp | The Zen of Making

Step 4
Use a tailor’s awl to punch out the center holes of the button, then use the awl as needed to clean up the edge that you carved in step 3.

Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp | The Zen of Making

Step 5
Grab your favorite stamp pad and apply a heavy layer of ink to the cork stamp. To print, press the inked stamp down firmly onto a piece of paper, rocking it slightly from side to side.

To make incomplete or shabby-looking prints, apply less ink to the stamp.

Note: If you’re using block printing ink, apply the usual thin layer of ink to the carved surface of the stamp before printing.

Cheers, boozy crafters!

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