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Stamp yourself on someone's heart with this picture
Once you have learned how to make one of these stamps the sky is the limit and you will be able to print anything from bags to greetings cards

Posted by Crafta La Vista from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Crafta La Vista's 31 projects »
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  • How to cross stitch art. Cross Stitch Heart Picture (Made Using Your Own Stamp) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw your design on the lino square - for a cross stitch picture you just need a simple X

  • How to cross stitch art. Cross Stitch Heart Picture (Made Using Your Own Stamp) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out a square from your lino - the size depends on how big you want to make your picture

  • How to cross stitch art. Cross Stitch Heart Picture (Made Using Your Own Stamp) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take your lino cutter and cut around the outside of your X, to give yourself 4 triangles

    You will need to remove enough of these triangles so that when you put the stamp in your ink, only the X gets ink on it

    Then remove the corners off your X so it has straight edges, rather than pointy

  • How to cross stitch art. Cross Stitch Heart Picture (Made Using Your Own Stamp) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut 2 pieces of wood - 1 that is slightly larger than your stamp and 1 that is smaller than the first piece

    Glue the stamp to the larger square, making sure it goes on evenly - you don't want it bumpy

  • How to cross stitch art. Cross Stitch Heart Picture (Made Using Your Own Stamp) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Flip the larger piece of wood over so the stamp is on the bottom and glue the small piece of wood on top

    Leave the glue to dry - which won't be long if you are using a hot glue gun

  • How to cross stitch art. Cross Stitch Heart Picture (Made Using Your Own Stamp) - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take a piece of plain material - I used canvas to give it a vintage feel

    Start near the of you material at the bottom and do your first X with read ink, working 6 in a row

    To either side of this, leave the bottom square blank and do another 6 X's up

    This time leave 2 X's up and do another 6 on either side

    Go 3 up next but this time only do 5 x's

    Lastly start 4 up and do 3 X's

    Then clean the ink off your stamp (or make another the same size) and fill in all the blank space with peach/skin coloured X's
    For this part I didn't have any peach ink to hand so I used a skin coloured pen I had around the house and drew those ones on free hand - because they are much lighter you don't need to worry about them being as uniform

    Finish it off by putting the material in a frame and stretching it out

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