Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Stamp Carving

I wanted to show off a really fun stamp that I just carved on Monday. It is made out of white eraser material, MasterCarve by Staedtler. As it says on the label, it "carves like butter". Almost too easily carved, as I found out. Way way way easier than lino blocks. I drew the design on freehand with pencil, design was inspired vaguely by a dress fabric pattern in the JC Penney's ad I was using to catch the mess. I think it looks a little like a batik stamp.

This shows the stamp being used in a collage, inked in green, and then highlighted with gold pen, several crayon colors over the top.
I was really happy with how this turned out, as I was only using the x-acto knife I could find, not my usual setup of special carving tools (they are of course in storage!). So if you are the least bit interested in stamping, give this a try, it is fun to make your own.

2 comments:

martha said...

Nice stamp! Great way to make collage elements and series!

Karoda said...

Cool stamp, cool collage! And thanks for the review of the Gnarls Barkley cd. I wondered what the rest of the group's music was like.