Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My first hand-carved stamp!

I think all stampers and papercraft enthusiasts dream of crafting their own tools or supplies to meet their exact needs. To this end, I've been looking into stamp carving lately. There are so many beautiful stamps to carve and so much inspiration! From fine art stamps to homey folk art stamps, from kitschy stamps to modern pop art stamps, really you can create whatever your heart desires and your hands stay steady for!

Well, tonight after my workout, I got inspired to make an owl stamp. I saw this example over at Darby Smart. So, I went looking for some clip art and found this little guy. He's a die, and he's now on my wishlist... because he's gorgeous.

Anywho, this is what I made:

I'm really happy with how he turned out!! And, it's a big stamp, about four inches tall, so high impact, baby! Not bad for my first time!