Saturday, July 21, 2007

New stamps I carved

Three of the four stamps I carved yesterday. I've learned to leave on extra stamp material until the carving is finished. Yesterday I was carving an address stamp and I made the '9' and forgot to carve it backwards, but because I had a lot of eraser left under my address I was able to add a new zip code below my address, and cut off the one that I had botched. There is no photo of the address stamp because I don't feel like sharing my address with the whole world.

But here are 3 other stamps I carved. The branchlike one was inspired by a sculpture at the mall. I'm sure it will come in handy at some point even if it isn't a popular and easy to label image. That's the beauty of carving your own can make designs that you'll never find in a stamp store because they aren't commercial enough for the masses.

Hand stamps

Yesterday I carved some new stamps while waiting in the Harry Potter line. When I was cleaning up today I found these two life sized hand stamps I carved years ago for a poetry booklet. Both of the thumbs had broken off. So I laid them out carefully and phototgraphed them.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Go see more stamped art.

There are some cool hand carving galleries over on Flickr. This is just one of them.