I have been wanting to make some Roller Stamps for a while. I read somewhere about doing them
on old rolling pins, so I bought a couple of them from the thrift store to try, but they are still on the shelf (by the way--they weren't cheap!). Then I saw this post.
So, I thought I would try it with paper towel rolls instead. I have a big stack of stick-on foam sheets that I bought at the dollar store for making stamps, so I had that in house, along with some paper towel rolls. It was seven in the morning, cool and quiet with nothing to interrupt me.
It is a good idea and fun to do, but here are a couple of things I suggest if you make one. Get the kind of paint roller in the photo on Ro Bruhn's blog post. The little ones like I used are too small for the paper rolls and so you have to pad them someway. If you use those, make sure you use one that has enough space between the roller and the handle. Why bother. Just use the other kind of roller.
Well I would like to, and I have one somewhere but my husband has put it away with the painting supplies and he doesn't remember where he put them. Also, when I started this project this morning, he was still asleep, I am still in my pajamas and it is farther then I want to go this morning to get to town. I have a bunch of the little plastic sponge rollers, so I am making do with what I have. I am good at that and it forces me to get more creative. Note the pool noodle roller stamp threaded on the brush handle! Later on today, I will make a better effort to find the other roller, but in the meantime, I think I will get another cup of coffee and do more prints with these three......