Friday, January 4, 2013
I have had stamp carving on my 'want-to-try' list for over a year. I even had the supplies & tools sitting in my craft cupboard waiting for me.
I'm not sure why it took me so long to give it a go, because once I started, I actually found it very enjoyable and almost therapeutic with the slow etching away of rubber, and the emerging of my shape.
Materials : Ezy Carve Printing Blocks and a basic carving tool set which I bought from here.
Ok, so this is how I did it....
After drawing on my design in pencil, I gently started carving away the rubber, starting from the bottom, and working my way around...
And I kept slowly etching away until I got the depth and detail I was after.
Quick tip - Be very careful with the face of the stamp (the part used for printing) as I had a couple of nail dents in mine, which I'm happy to fix up after stamping, but am hoping to avoid next time!
Once it was all finished, I inked it up for a trial run...
And ta da! It worked....mostly....
I have another couple of stamping blocks in my stash, so I'm hoping to give it another go soon.
What about you? Have you had any adventures with carving?
Till next time
A belated link up with these talented people...
P.S - I've been drawing, designing and screen printing up a storm this past week....will share soon!
Posted by Kelly Ingram at 9:12 AM