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« on: June 21, 2011 06:59:10 AM »

so i've been wanting to try my hand at stamp carving for a while but didn't have the tools or a reason but this summer my partner and i are organising a big group trip for which stamps will be useful, for marking attendance etc. so i thought i'd make some as i almost certainly wouldn't be able to buy ones that'd be suitable, or at least not for a reasonable price
so here they are, carved into the ends of some erasers with a cuticle trimming tool thing



a bird, peaceful and serene
a daffodil because we'll be in wales
and the personal mon of Master Andre Nocquet
so all kind of appropriate, to me at least


and a gratutious arty shot Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011 07:13:36 AM »

I think they're great, I especially like the daffodil
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011 07:17:03 AM »

Great work!  I've ben wanting to try this too!
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011 07:33:05 AM »

I love those! I've been wanting to make some of my own but timid to start. These are inspiring!
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011 08:06:55 AM »

these are really cute, what kind of runner did you use to carve them?
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011 08:27:16 AM »

thankyou all for your lovely comments, i've been a bit worried about them and that my partner was just agreeing with me when he said he liked them

to make them i just sketched the design i wanted onto the end of an eraser with a soft pencil then carved it with a cuticle trimmer from a manicure set
somewhat like this one

i've never used a cuticle trimmer on my nails and i felt waaay more confident using it on an eraser than on myself  Cheesy
oh yea, and stamp carving tools are expensive, using that little widget cost me nothing as the manicure set came free with something else i bought ages ago
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011 09:49:50 AM »

They turned out great!! I've been wanting to try this forever but didn't want to splurge on supplies. I really appreciate your tips for doing this on the cheap. I'm going to give it a shot.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011 10:08:17 AM »

Really nice - especially love the little bird.  I tried to carve a stamp once - bought the special rubber, special carver, etc. - my resulting stamps were AWFUL!  You used an eraser and a cuticle trimmer and wound up with very usable stamps on your first try - great job!
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011 01:58:19 PM »

I've always wanted to try stamp carving. You did a very beautiful job! I love the bird.
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011 03:37:30 AM »

These are amazing, I think the ikkle bird is cute!  Grin
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