Wednesday, October 21, 2009

carve your own


I saw this technique over on Annette Quirke's blog a few weeks ago and knew it was something I HAD to do! She has an amazing collection of her own carved stamps - and they're so colorful from much loving use - they look like candy.

This is what I needed to give it a try. I already had the Speedball cutter - and the erasers were found in the stationery department of my grocery store. Gotta love that! Geninne's Art Blog has a great tutorial if you're interested in trying it too!

16 comments:

Shokoofeh said...

Really great! Thanks for sharing!

Joie Moring said...

Hi Kimmie...thanks for visiting my blog too! I'm loving connecting and getting inspired through the blogosphere! Your newly created stamps are darling...and I can imagine will show up in the most creative ways.

ooglebloops said...

That does look like fun!!!!! Yours are very cute!!!!

Lumilyon said...

I have GOT to try this! Thanks for the inspiration Kimmie x

*jean* said...

ooo wonderful! i love hand carved stamps...yours are sweetfully kimmie...love them!

Annette Q said...

Oh Kimmie, how lovely!!
Wouldnt have thought you had just started carving! What great stamps.
I'm so happy to have inspired you to start your own collection. Cant wait to see more...
:-)

nancy neva gagliano said...

great layout of the tools!! such intricate carving in those small erasers. AA++ on the fine motor skills, you woman of many talents!

Linda B said...

Can't find your e-mail, so I will contact you here. Hey, I'm really behind on your blog. Great slippers you made.
I used to belong to that spinners guild when I lived and worked in SnoCo. They usually don't like to pay for fiber! They like the free stuff that they can wash and comb and spin themselves. I find it's the same in most guilds, but I will be a St. Distaff's Day in Everett in January, and hope to see everyone there.

Rosie said...

WOW, I'd heard this could be done but yours are wonderful! Thank you for sharing this.

kim said...

oh, i LOVE these, kimmie! and i'm in complete awe of the work you do -- painting, knitting, etc., etc. - jaw-dropping beauty! wow!

Diane aka cameldiva said...

Lovely idea, Kimmie. I should try it. When I was younger, I remember working forever on a linocut scene using the same principles... I should try it again..

Catharina Maria said...

Great stamps !

Love Rini

juanita de la vega said...

Thanks for the visit! Your blog is beautiful and inspiring!

laurel said...

Awesome stamps you've carved. I bought the stuff to do it but haven't been brave enough to come up with a patter and to start cutting.

Renee Howell said...

Thanks Kimmie. A delight to look at. Makes me want to get my stamps out for play!

Linda said...

Well I followed your fabulous links Kimmie...and I've been gone for hours!! What a wonderfully inspiring post, thank you.
Oh yes....and your stamps are just brilliant!
Hugs
Linda