Who knew this could be so fun and relaxing! I love carving stamps, don’t know if I care that much about using them…..but I really do like to carve them.
Bought a book, Saturday, at the flea market and it has the greatest full color photos of fish….it is wonderful. I was inspired to carve a fish stamp……look at thisl
Book jacket show some of the great illustrations that are inside……I redrew one of the fish examples onto a piece of rubber eraser like material called “Speedy Cut” and carved it. This stuff cuts like butter not like using a linoleum block, also, more fragile but will hold up a long time.Then stamped onto white paper and added the touch of red for effect, I used StazOn black and red inks.
I, recently, did a reduction print with this sunflower and used it in an altered book.
I have some beautiful handmade paper and I am going to print these stamps on it and frame them for Christmas gifts.