She has agreed to contribute with On the Cutting Floor today and present us her beautiful handmade stamps. In this post, she will teach us how to make one!
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· Linoleum cutters
· A pencil or a pen
· A carving block
· Colored ink pads
The first thing I do is to draw on a paper a sketch of what I want to stamp until I get it correct. If you’re not an expert, you’ve to bear in mind the difficulty. There are really pretty pictures that are very difficult to carve, so for beginners I recommend easy silhouettes.
Positive stamp: you only stamp the silhouette. You don’t carve the sketch you’ve just done.
Negative stamp: it’s the other way around. You only carve the sketch and you stamp everything except the silhouette or letters.
Once I have chosen the sketch, I draw it on the carving block. This time I have drawn it directly in the block, but you can transfer it with a paper.
Technique: for curvy shapes I just move the carving block and I do not raise the linoleum cutter.
In big areas that are not to be stamped, we will use the rounded tip and we will remove the edges and anything we don’t need.
I make customized stamps, if anyone is interested you can contact me to: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information http://uvedeveronica.blogspot.com.es/