This month the two fibre arts groups combined and took a stamp carving workshop instead of our usual potluck and show and tell gathering format.
Here is a scan of two stamps I cut from craft foam. They need to be mounted before I can try them out and so I will need to go look in the offcut bin at the lumber yard down the street.
Here is a sheet of test prints of various stamps I cut, mostly into the soft rubber that Laurie, our instructor, provided:
As you can see, I made a tiny coffee mug with the handle on the right (proper) side.
The shapeless object at the bottom right hand side is an upside-down balloon.
The snail and the tiny star are cut from styrofoam and you can either use meat trays or styrofoam plates. These need to be mounted.
- Two things I didn’t know before: Tsukineko who make Fabrico markers and fabric stamp pads also make Versacolor stamp pads which can also be used on fabric or paper and around here are more readily available in many delish colours.
- You can use tracing paper and pencil to trace a design and then transfer it to the soft rubber and carve along the pencil lines. This eliminates having to think about the design being reversed. My fish is done this way from an ancient Egyptian design.