I’m going to start this blog with more radishes…..it’s true. Just to demonstrate some of the things you can do with the stamps you carve……..
I stamped one of the pages in my journal with the radish stamp and then added watercolors and some lettering. I even drew lines are for future journaling. I don’t love the facing page, the big red circles are overwhelming, but I hope the addition of hand written words will tie everything together.
I’ve added a note on the facing journal page that says, come fall, the radish stamp could pass for the more seasonally appropriate beet!!! Versatile, right?
Tried a little “birdie love” stamp carving…..
Then, I must confess, I was influence by Pam Carriker’s article in the Somerset Studio magazine and had to try carving my own portrait stamp. On the left is a test of the stamp I carved, now, I’m going to add doodles and letters to finish off this journal page.
With every stamp I carve, I learn something…..! This, first attempt at carving a face is alright but it is going to take some more practice to get the look I’m striving for…I’m carving on!