Friday, March 16, 2012

Put a Stamp on it


You've heard me talking about STEve's ARTFIRe, right?! It's Amy's FREE workshop and she sends out video tutorials on how to do stuff. Anyway, one of the things she showed was how she carves a stamp.
print 2 and 3
So, as much as that was inspiring, I didn't get to it until last weekend. The thought of carving such details did not sit well with me.

But . . . I finally gave in and found this big old eraser (rubber for my UK friends :)) from back when I was trying to carve my own stamps. Yes, I've done it before but simple shapes like a flower and stuff.
print 4 and 5
The Girls and her friend Linda are available on Etsy.

And it wasn't so annoying to carve after all. It was a little tricky around the eyes but not bad for the first try, right?

To recap. I used a 2"x3" eraser and very sharp carving tools. I think sharpness is the key. And you can probably find the stuff Amy used to carve her stamp from in her video around where you live. Eraser was just my choice.

Linking to Paint Party Friday.


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30 comments:

  1. Well done, I think they are fantastic! Valerie

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  2. These two are incredible! I've tried to carve stamps, so I know! You did good .... :o) hugs, Donna

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  3. How fun coloring the stamp different every time. Happy PPF!

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  4. My fav the blue and yellow. She came out really good, now you can experiment with lots of colors, nice.

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  5. Brilliant Natasha - she's adorable.

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  6. wow how clever, love your beautiful handcarved stamp. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

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  7. Lovely creation ~ well done ~ she is wonderful! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

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  8. wow, I can't believe these are from stamps - especially given it is your first time. I genuinely would've thought you drew them directly onto the page. Brilliant!

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  9. Very funny, these seals are very beautiful any girl would have them.Saludos

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  10. What??? This is a hand-carved stamp? You have to be pulling our legs. Do I understand this correct that the only part of the rubber that you left to touch the paper was where the black lines are? If so, you are a genius and a real pro with the knife. This is so beautiful.

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  11. I agree with the previous comment...how did you get such awesome detail? This is just amazing to me. Well done! Happy PPF! :-)

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  12. Love these, Natasha!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  13. You did a fabulous job with this stamp!!!

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  14. Natasha I love these. Darn cute and I think you did very well.
    Carving stamps, yikes, I might have to see this video, I am game but I probably won't do as well as you did.
    Love how these look.
    Lesley

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  15. These are super cute, Natasha. Well done. I like them and love the facial expression. :)

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  16. They are adorable! Thanks for sharing them on PPF

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  17. Great job with stamps, awesome details! Super cuties! Happy PPF!

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  18. I am completely impressed with your stamp carving. If I tried that I'd probably be missing several fingertips right now. And bandages make it really hard to hold a paintbrush.

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  19. You've got some awesome stamp carving skills!!! Your girls are lovely! I haven't tried carving and you've totally inspired me!!

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  20. THESE ARE GREAT!!! What would we do with out Amy to keep pushing us to try new things :0)

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  21. wow great job on the stamp... I never could do this fine excact curving ;) the girl with the yellow shirt is my absolute favorite... love her black hair and blue eyes ...xoxox

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  22. your stamp is wonderful! yes, i can imagine the eyes were tricky!

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  23. Well done! They turned out great!!

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  24. carving fine details is very difficult and what wonderful results your achieved here!! well done! happy ppf!

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  25. Amazing the details for a stamp .You must of done a fantastic job in carving the image on the rubber. Beautiful work Nat!

    Annabelle : )

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  26. Wow! You did a fabulous job of the carving! I also like the colour variations - you really see the differences it makes looking at your girls.

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  27. That is just awesome!!!! They came out wonderfully well. Great job!

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  28. Wow! So amazing for your first try for sure. She is just adorable in all versions. It looks like it would be hard to carve those details. One of these days I will have to give it a try. :)

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