July 10, 2013

How to Carve a Stamp

The video is up! What do you think? :oD



How to carve a rubber stamp tutorial.
Things I learned:
*The material is softer than I imagined, so I made some accidental cuts that overall can't be seen, but it was stressing at the moment.
I want to try with the white board and with an actual linoleum plate.

*The image will be mirrored, so plan ahead. This I knew already, but still surprised me at the end :oB

*I need a bit more ink for watercolor paper, and press a little longer.

*You definitely need time to work on this project; it took me the whole day carving it (well, off and on, while I had to do the regular summer/house activities) But is not a quick thing, you need to carve some time for it ;o)

*It is so much fun! (◔‿◔)

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29 comments:

  1. I think you made a wonderfull stamp! I use a different kind of material and I think yours is even carving more easy. I love the outcome. Great image when it's coloured! And you are so right: It is so much fun!!
    xxx Marianne

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  2. Looks great and great timing on your part as I have a linoleum block sitting on the table looking at me!!! I haven't done this in a long time! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Good job girl! :)

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  3. I wish I knew where my carving tools were packed...I have about 20 boxes...and I did not pack them all. Beautiful tutorial and I love Speedball tools... Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  4. Great! I should recommend this post to my gf.

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  5. Wow, it turned out great! Looks like fun!

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  6. This is a lot of work, but worth it! Stunning my friend ;o)

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  7. Fantastic, love what you have made. If ever my hands get less shaky I will try it! I used to work a lot with lino cuts. Valerie

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  8. It is a very good, the images explain much, but maybe you could activate some kind of translator with subtitles. Congratulations for the work. Saludos

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    1. The translated subtitles in YT are horrible, they just say crazy unrelated things, it is really funny, but it doesn't make any sense.

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  9. Thanks for the lesson, you're a good teacher. Have you tried sculpting? It seems you would also be good at that.

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    1. Yes, I used to teach ceramics years ago, and I make polymer babies and fairies in my other blog, thanks!

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  10. Martha, this is simply amazing! It is an inspiration to try new things. I've done some simple foam carvings but nothing as complex as a face. Beautiful work and such an informative video. Also, I love how it looks with the color added.

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  11. ¡Bellísimo rostro! I love carving stamps, and you've just inspired me to try it again. Blessings!

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  12. thank you for sharing your video and loving the results. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Hi Martha. My goodness, you are full of surprises. This is great and very informative. Enjoyed the video. Way to go! Happy PPF!
    gloria

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  14. I've watched the video 3 times and now I'm hooked. I have to try this out.!!

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    1. It is great fun! I loved it once I got the feeling of the soft material.

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  15. She's marvelous and you did a fantastic job. I haven't attempted anything near this complicated but you make it look easy....great job. xox

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  16. Okay, something weird is happening here, this is the third time i start to comment and before I can finish it disappears ..... Just wanted to say thanks for showing us how you came to this result and your thoughts behind it. Looks really great. I think the leaves were a really good idea, it adds some interesting texture.

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  17. i love carving stamps and wish i did it more often. there is something so satisfying about the simple process. i love the details in your stamps.

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  18. Ow, I love this so much. What a beuatiful image.
    Happy PPF, have a great weekend.
    xx

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  19. A really great video demo. I really enjoyed seeing how it was done, and especially little tips about what you learned along the way. The final result is really beautiful! Thank you for your comment on my blog.

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  20. Love the image and what a terrific video with a lot of good pointers. And you have lovely hands!!

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  21. Love your tut so much, dear Martha! Also I love your painting and the result with this wonderful stamp. It is so wonderful to see your work in Progress and a very fine Inspiration. Thank you and happy weekend!Erika

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  22. I think it turned out wonderfully.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  23. Awesome video! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  24. Thank you, this is a good challenge for me. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  25. I love carving stamps! Looks like you're enjoying it!

    Happy PPF!

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