Wednesday, April 8, 2009

my first carved stamp

I opted to start with a softer medium than linoleum. I saved my linoleum block for my next project. If I'm going to mess something up it should be a cheap little piece of soft rubber, right? I pleasantly surprised myself. Can't wait to do another.


12 comments:

Kim said...

What???!!! How do you know how to do this??? It looks awesome!

madichan said...

Molly, that is so rad! I'm in super admiring mode, because my prior attempts at stamp carving have turned out less-than-satisfactory. Beautiful sample as well. Next stop: custom stationary!

Julia said...

You know you are a rockstar right? That is so cool. Love the pics of it as well. :) Cannot wait to see what's next! :)

whitney said...

molly that's amazing! how on earth do you do that?!!!

LJ and DC said...

I am totally with Kim, how do you know how to do this lady?! Spill your buts now. Hurray!

Molly said...

Thanks, guys!

Lenessa--I sure hope you meant spill my guts, not my buts. :)

I bought the materials (pretty self-explanatory once you have the tool), drew some vines and leaves, then started carving away the extra rubber. It's really pretty simple, although I'm sure carving the dense, hard linoleum will be a different story. I was just lucky that my drawing turned out well. I don't always have success with drawing things myself, so I was lucky this time.

Madika--Try again!

LJ and DC said...

hahahahaha! Yes, I did mean Guts not Buts. Please keep your buts to yourself and do not spill them. LOVE this molly, I've absolutely got to have a tutorial STAT!

Ashley C. said...

Awesome. Not bad at all for a first try! I want to do one! I think I'm going to start a crafts night at my house. Maybe in the summer?

Baldersons said...

Very impressive...it looks great!

brooklyn said...

wow. you. are. so. gifted.

Chris said...

Molly it's beautiful. Who did you inherit this craft gene from? not me.

Holley said...

how fun Molly! I remember doing this in art class in junior high and it is so fun and relaxing, or is soothing the word? Anyways, good job!