Practice makes perfect. – We need practice, patience and time to develop and improve our stamp-carving skills.
Let’s start with carving simple patterns!
Dear subscribers and readers of Your Colourful Mind,
Today, we continue our little series of posts (see also Post No 86) which focuses on the
Creation of carved stamps
As we learnt last time (Post No 86), carving is an activity that needs practice!
We need practice and patience in order to properly meet the special demands of any shape, material and tool we wish to work with.
After having started our learning process with the carving of rubber erasers we now experiment with other carving materials.
Project – Using different materials (but simple design-patterns) to practice stamp-carving
In this project I worked with three different carving materials:
I carved a rubber eraser, using linoleum cutters.
I used a craft knife to cut the surface of the foam-coated bottom side of a door stopper.
And I used linoleum cutters to carve a piece of a linoleum sheet
Then I used all my newly created stamps for some printing experiments on T-shirts:
It’s quite impressing how powerful very simple stamps can be if we play around with different fabric paint colours and with different ways of arranging the prints next to or over each other.
Have you practiced with different carving materials? What kind of carving tools and materials did you use? Please, share images of you work with us! (Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org).
New book on fabric stamping to be published soon!
A big part of a new book on Stamping focuses on carving projects.
Detailed information on all necessary carving supplies, step-by-step instructions with lots of images, and a broad collection of tips and tricks help the carving beginner to get an easy start.
The book ‘Stamping’ (for more information on the book series see Post 83) will be published soon.
If you are a subscriber to this blog, you can order a sample tutorial for free! (information on this: Post 85)
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