The Grainsack Strip Stamp: A Guide to Crafting Unique Designs

One day, I was trying to think of a way to quickly paint the stripes on a number of projects I was making, and he thought of a way to make a grainsack stripe stamp – out of a rolling pin!

That meant no need to tape off my lines ever again, and painting the stripe was a thousand times faster.

I’ve painted the stripe on some inexpensive flour sack towels, to show you just how easy it is to whip out the perfect grainsack stripe in a matter of minutes.


– Rolling Pin – Cardstock paper – Tape – Hot Glue Gun – Rubber Stamp Making Sheet


If you want to re-use your rolling pin, you will first need to cover the rolling pin with your piece of cardstock paper. Wrap the paper around the rolling pin, and overlap the ends slightly.


Be sure the paper is tightly fitted around the rolling pin, and tape the ends of the paper down. Now your rolling pin is covered and only the paper will get paint on it and you can simply remove the paper to have your rolling pin back.


The best way to cut the rubber stamp sheet is with a long ruler and a rotary cutter. This ensures a clean cut and straight lines. Determine what size and style of stripe you want, and cut the rubber sheet to that thickness.


My rotary cutter will not slice through the whole thickness of the rubber stamp, but it makes a nice clean cut through most of it.


Then I just tare the rest off. The part being torn is a bit rough, but that doesn’t matter at all. I will be gluing the messy tare side down and the clean cut end is used as the stamp part.

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