Stamp carving

I have been having a lot of fun recently with my latest obsession…stamp carving…essentially it involves making your own rubber stamps, using a lino cutter and carving blocks.

Stamp carving

I’m part way through an online stamp carving class taught by┬áJulie Fei-Fan Balzer: Stamp Carving 101. Julie has such a lovely relaxed teaching style. I’m using Speedball lino cutters and Speedball Speedy-carve, as well as white erasers, to create the rubber stamps. I then glue them onto wood blocks, because I find this makes it easier to hold them when printing.

Tools of the trade
Tools of the trade

A box of handmade stamps
A box of handmade stamps

Some of my stamps and their prints
Some of my stamps

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