I was labeling photos just now of ancient cylinder seals, and it occurred to me that cylindrical rubber stamps might be fun for modern crafting.
Turns out that I was not, of course, the first person to think of that. Here are some links.
- A couple of pages suggest using foam stickers on a cylinder, which seems like the easiest way to create such a device: Pinterest; Make Your Own Cylinder Seal: Ancient Sumeria Activity for Kids. You can even buy a kit.
- If you want to get fancier, you can carve the seal in clay.
- And for a larger scale, like a wall, you can get paint rollers with patterns on them.
- That last reminded me that Mary Anne has a rolling pin with a pattern on it; turns out there are a lot of embossing rolling pins out there too.