stamping 101

Last week I took a stamp carving workshop at The Paper Place and had a blast.

I’ve been toying with the idea of finding a rubber stamp with a knitting theme to add to my gift packaging, so the thought that I could actually carve my own was so intriguing. Of course, I also had to add in an owl or two into the mix!

It was so interesting to discover the various items that stamps can be carved out of. Our class samples were carved with rubber erasers, using primarily scalpels! I have to admit, making that first cut with a super sharp scalpel was a very anxious moment for me!

But I’m so pleased with my results, and I want to make more and practice my carving techniques for more precision and skill.

P.S. My apologies for the bad photo. The lighting at the store was not the greatest.

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6 thoughts on “stamping 101

  1. Those turned out wonderful! I have always wanted to try to carve my own rubber stamps too. Never have tried it though. I love the whimsical look of all the ones you made. Your knitting stamp will add the perfect touch to your packaging!!

    Happy weekend to you!

    xoxo…Gloria

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