Step 1: Create the Stamps

cutting patterns out of craft foam to glue onto scrap wood blocks
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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Figure out shapes by drawing a pattern on paper. Here, a 1-inch circle and 4-inch square were cut out of craft foam, then glued to wood blocks. A diamond was drawn on the square and cut out with an X-Acto knife.
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    Tools List

    • craft scissors
      Scissors, to cut the foam material
    • X-Acto knife, to cut out the patterns
    • roller tray
      Small roller tray or plastic plate, to hold the paint
    • artist paintbrush
      Artist's paint brush
    • level
      Level, to create straight guide lines
    • chalk
      Chalk, to draw lines lightly on wall

    Shopping List

    1. Craft foam

    2. White glue

    3. Wood blocks to hold the cut patterns

    4. Paint for both background color and pattern color