jackbear

Custom Rubber Stamps Hand Carved by JackBear Stamps

New York, United States · 434 Sales

jackbear

Custom Rubber Stamps Hand Carved by JackBear Stamps

New York, United States 434 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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(225)

Announcement   Rubber Stamps with a Story! Each stamp I make is hand carved and unique.

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

Rubber Stamps with a Story! Each stamp I make is hand carved and unique.

John Ballou

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John Ballou

Science Symbol Stamp Set
US$10.00
Puffin Stamp - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$10.00
Beer Bottle - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$15.00
Hawk - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$10.00
Snail Mail Stamp - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$15.00
Sputnik Stamp - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$10.00
Air Mail Stamp - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$15.00
Cattle Skull - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$10.00
Harry Houdini - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$15.00
Killdeer Rubber Stamp - Hand Carved
US$10.00
Mark Twain - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$15.00
Custom Portrait Stamp Hand Carved
US$30.00
Mad-dog Stamp - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$15.00
Custom Logo Stamp Hand Carved
US$35.00
Mix Tape Stamp - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$10.00
Custom Monogram Rubber Stamp Hand Carved
US$25.00
Custom Bookplate Stamp Hand Carved
US$40.00
Library Owl - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$15.00
Rock Star Curling ACEO
US$5.00

Reviews

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(225)
Evonne

Evonne on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Nice craftsmanship, cool design, quick shipping. Thanks!

m yokawonis

m yokawonis on May 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great job John.....I love the panda stamps

Johanna Schmid

Johanna Schmid on May 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great stamps. Fast and professional service.

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Updates

Rochester, NY hosts an amazing indie show Mayday Underground. My stamps will be there, will you?

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Mix Tape Stamp - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$10.00
Got a old vending machine I plan on converting to vend stickers. I love postage themed art. Learn more about my project at http://jackbearstamps.blogspot.com

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Snail Mail Stamp - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$15.00
I've been busy carving some little "conspiracy theory" stamps. Do you want to believe?

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Harry Houdini - Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
US$15.00

About

Rubber Stamps with a Story

I grew up in a family of crafty and artsy people near the Adirondacks in Northern New York. In 2003, I started participating in a hobby called letterboxing (www.letterboxing.org, www.atlasquest.com) and I needed a rubber stamp. I wanted one of a bear paw print. I combed all the craft and stamp stores in my area. Couldn't find one. So I decided I needed to carve one myself. I did, it turned out great, and I have loved carving rubber stamps ever since!

See a YouTube video about me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUbfumFcwrI

Hear an interview with me at:
http://etsyconvo.wordpress.com/2012/05/13/jack-bear-stamps/

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  • John "Jack" Ballou

    Owner, Maker, One Man Show

    I have been hand carving my rubber stamps since 2003. I do all the design, carving, mounting, and packaging from my home in Rochester, NY. When I'm not carving stamps I'm spending time with my wife and 6 year old daughter.

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I work with you via messaging on etsy to make sure the stamp meets or exceeds your expectations. Expect some back and forth until we get all the details worked out, like size, design, mounting, shipping, etc.

Care instructions

My hand carved rubber stamps are made of durable and long lasting vinyl rubber. They can be washed with water, and dried with a paper towel. Some staining of the material occurs depending on the inks you use, but it in no way damages the quality of the image produced by the stamp.

Mounting

Normally I mount stamps to 6mm black foam. This gives the user something to hold onto and allows you to apply firm pressure to the back of the stamp. Foam mounting is free. If you use acrylic or acetate mounting blocks, I can also mount your stamp to cling foam free of charge upon request. I don't recommend wood mounting for all my stamps, especially larger ones, since it will effect the quality of the image the stamps produces in some cases. However I will work with you if you want a wood mounted stamp, and a minimum of a $10 mounting fee will be added to the price of the stamp.

Ink to Use

Ink is not included in your purchase but any type of ink can be used with my hand carved stamps. I love the Staz-On solvent inks for paper, wood, fabric, and even non-porous surfaces like glass! They do stain your stamp, but that does not effect the ability for the stamp to make great images. Pigment inks like Colorbox and Brillance are bold and opagque, they just take a bit longer to dry, and they really should only be used on paper. Dye based inks dry really fast and are water soluble, and they have a watercolor type look on paper. Whatever ink you choose, my stamps can handle it for years to come.