12 August 2011

Basic Stamp Carving

more stamping by cookievf
more stamping, a photo by cookievf on Flickr.

Why buy basic shapes when you can carve them yourself! A few months ago I managed my first attempt at basic carving with a Speedball lino cutting tool and a block of flexible, pink Speedy-Carve. Dick Blick carries a 9" x 11 3/4" sheet for $21.00. Erasers are great for carving too!. And don't forget to save your wine corks :D

I stamped this "sample set" with a brown pigment inkpad on a sheet of blank newspaper; a nice weight to use in collage. I also used it to make my painted background papers, shown in an earlier blog post and on flickr as well. View the carved stamps and the painted papers here.


Mary said...

You are so right,I have the equipment to make my own stamps but have only made a a couple. but you have inspired me to have another go. I am not sure I could manage any as detailed as yours.

Whispers and Wishes said...

great first try-- heck, great even after some practice! I found you via BGC and am so glad i got a chance to stop by. I love your photos below of New England... grew up there and have such a soft spot in my heart for it. You can visit me at http://www.whispersandwishes.blogspot.com

Sandra van Doorn said...

i am just discovering your blog, post by post, came here via “the beauty of sorrow” ) and .. i LOVE it! so glad i found you! (think you just got yourself a new follower!) x sandra

Maggie said...

Thank you so much Vicki for your kind words at Beauty of Sorrow. Truly means a bunch. I am now following your blog, hope you don't mind.

Karenann Young said...

I love your painting pages! I'd love to see them on Facebook, but I don't know your "name" on Facebook!