Saturday, February 22, 2014

Stationary Stamping

I thought I'd surprise my pen pal with a little stamping on her envelope today. Stamping doesn't have to be a big complicated project if you keep some stamps, stickers and an ink pad handy. I got it in the mailbox just in time too.
Hand Carved Letters embellish an envelope.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Rubber Stamp Inspirations

If you can't think of any rubber stamp designs you'd like to make, check out my board on Pinterest.
I just added a bunch of new pins to my board. Then my board will lead to other boards.

And if you'd rather buy hand-carved stamps, many Etsy sellers now have them. Some of the links on Pinterest go to Etsy shops. Others go to tutorials. Have fun.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Stamped Leather Necklaces Kid's Project

I carved six eraser stamps today for a 'make and take' at an archery event tomorrow. The ink was for metal, but took beautifully to the leather without smearing or bleeding.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Twelve New Hand Carved Images

I devoted myself to carving stamps today and I had a great time. I carved 12 little stamps, and one pencil eraser moon stamp. I took videos of most of it so I could make a movie for youtube with it. Then I need to make some great projects with it so people can see the amazing potential in printing with found objects and hand carving your own stamps.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Printing With Found Objects

After looking at a book on printing with found objects at Joann's it stirred up my old passion for all things hand carved and printed and stamped and stencilled.  So excited about it that I went to the discount store and bought up all manner of things I think might make good prints.  Then I made a youtube video on it. The only thing I lack now is flat table space, and I need to find my box of stamps and ink pads which doesn't seem to be where I put it last. Foiled again by lack of space in my tiny apartment.

This is a get well card I made for a sick friend.  If you click on them you can see the details better in the larger photos. I wrote the address on the paper doll's skirt, but I blurred it out again for privacy.
I can't wait to print more stuff, but I'll have to for another day because it's late and my eyes are tired.  And I have no flat space to work.  Seriously.  Every flat surface is covered.

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Stamps

I just got some new stamps at a dollar store today. Can't pass up on 4 stamps and an ink pad for $1.00. I don't usually use retail stamps, but I thought, heck why not.

Update: I tried out the stamps today. The ink was pretty weak but can be reinvigorated with some fresh ink. The stamps can be made better by taking them off their blocks, putting a stamp cushion on and glueing the stamps back on.

You can use rubber cement to reattach stamps if they fall off their cushions. The green image is a photo manipulation I did on the computer.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Halloween Stamp Ideas

I'd like to carve some Halloween stamps. I'm thinking a bat like a tattoo I saw on a woman at Joann's yesterday. She had a bat on each collar bone. I could stamp a temporary tattoo on myself. That would be fun. And vampires of course are all the rage because of the Twilight movies. So maybe a fang stamp or something. I should make some Halloween (Samhain) cards for my pagan friends. I know I have some skull pirate stamps I've carved in the past. So where are they? I'm not the most organized person in the world. Out of sight out of mind. Which is why I don't like to put anything away. It may be years before I happen upon it again.