Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
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 stamps...you can make designs that you'll never find in a stamp store because they aren't commercial enough for the masses.
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.