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Topic: My first stamps -- whitewater!  (Read 1707 times)
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« on: July 25, 2008 10:54:10 AM »

it never even occurred to me to do this.  I was looking high and low for some whitewater stamps (you know, like of waves and rivers and such).  Penlowe replied "check out the carved stuff" and everyone's posts in here were so inspiring and educational!  
Soooo.... I picked up a couple pink erasers to "practice" on and here are the results...

I plan to do lots more of these with various images of whitewater, rafting, and kayaking.
In my quest to find carving material, I remembered that I have quite a collection of Chaco sandals with delaminated soles.  Some are Vibram, some are some sort of sticky rubber.  Has anyone ever tried to carve with old shoe soles?  (I mean, carve ON old shoe soles, as i suppose the soles themselves aren't very sharp!)
Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008 11:07:22 AM »

That looks good! I've also just started doign some stamp carving Smiley

« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008 12:10:41 PM »

 Those are great! I'm really interested in trying this sometime, maybe I'll just do that today Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008 12:33:24 PM »

I really like these- and i like how you  used big pink erasers. I think carving up shoe soles is a cool and innovative idea. I bet the chaco river sandal soles carve up nicely.  what tool did you use to do the actual carving?
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2008 01:02:21 PM »

how smart are you!  and with school gearing back up soon, these babies are gonna be on sale like crazy!  nice job. Wink
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008 01:23:23 PM »

<snip> what tool did you use to do the actual carving?
I bought a speedy (I keep calling it speedball) set at Craft Warehouse.  It has several nibs (or whatever they're called) in different sizes.  As a point of interest, I hate this tool.  The chuck doesn't tighten around the nib, so half the time I just take it out and hold it in my fingers. 

As for shoe soles, I'll try it this weekend and let you know how/if it works! 
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008 02:45:58 AM »

love these! i love white water images, so what better than make your own. I think using the soles of certain shoes is a fabulous idea. Can't wait to see how it works Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2009 11:34:12 PM »

When I was in elementary school we cut out stamps from the linings of shoes and attached them to wood blocks. I've never tried the outside of a shoe, though.
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009 05:50:08 AM »

Nice job on your first adventure!  I think they are great!  Will you post, even if it's not a success, how it works with the sandal soles so we know if we should give it a try?

Dawn Milburn
St. Louis, MO
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