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IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES => Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects => Topic started by: marabelle on April 11, 2008 06:28:23 AM



Title: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: marabelle on April 11, 2008 06:28:23 AM
Hi all! I've been hanging around this wonderful site for months now but finally got up the nerve to post. I started carving stamps a few months ago and have really enjoyed watching my skills improve with each one. Every new one I carve is my favorite and I think I couldn't possible love one more until I carve the next one and then I change my mind :) But this one is truly my favorite, it's a composite of 2 Kurt Halsey images that I put together to represent my cat and I. Without further ado, here it is!



And for scale:



It's carved on Grade A PZKut (which = sweet sweet carving love) and a Staedtler #1 gauge carving tool. I hope you like it because I have tons more I can post!



PS-Yes, I am a letterboxer/addict  :P


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: olive_juice on April 11, 2008 06:40:21 AM
Squeee! So cute! You're good at that; stamp carving intimidates me.


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: Purelectricity on April 11, 2008 06:50:11 AM
This is adorable!  I wish my cat slept with me that way and not on my head lol.  I would love to see more of your carvings :)


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: CopierThief on April 11, 2008 06:59:49 AM
Thats adorible. Definate craftster love right here for you. And I second the motion to see your other stamps!


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: eternallyeve on April 11, 2008 07:07:52 AM
I love love love it and would love to see more! I really want to try stamp carving but the materials seem to be a bit pricey here. This one makes me miss my kitty  :'(.

Lol, and I love seeing coins as a scale reference. I have no idea how big this is cause I live in Australia and have never played with american coins  :D. Silly me


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: craftewoman on April 11, 2008 07:09:29 AM
My DH is looking over my shoulder. He said, "that's beautiful."
I was thinking how precious the image is, and amazed at how small. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure we'd all love to see your previous loves! ;D


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: Tunacat on April 11, 2008 08:35:38 AM
I love it. ^^
Stamp carving is something I'd love to try one day. :)


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: amor_fati on April 11, 2008 09:25:05 AM
that stamp is amazing  :o


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: unepagaille on April 11, 2008 09:26:14 AM
That's beautiful! I love Kurt Halsey's work soooo much, I'm completely jealous of your talent. Great work :)


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: marabelle on April 11, 2008 12:09:46 PM
Thanks, everyone for all the nice things you had to say about my stamp. I guess I'm going to have to post some more in the future :)


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: RubyTuesday on April 11, 2008 01:27:57 PM
wow, you are seriously talented, that stamp is beautiful  :)
looking forward to seeing more of your work :)


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: stick on April 11, 2008 03:02:09 PM
Very nice work!!!


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: llisaredd on April 15, 2008 05:21:42 AM
Wow! That is such a darling image and so small! Amazing work!


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: hotbettie on April 19, 2008 05:55:21 PM
Your stamp is beautiful! And I have finally found someone on craftster that is into letterboxing! I would love to see more of your stamps.


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: mim159 on April 21, 2008 02:11:58 AM
Wow this is unbelievable I love it!!!


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: meltedcrayons on July 02, 2008 10:49:54 PM
so intricate and perfect. And oh so cute too!!


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: cyndiq on July 03, 2008 03:22:42 AM
amazing
love to see some more of your work!
hugs cyndiq


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: katskii on July 07, 2008 06:25:32 AM
wow yr stamp is beautiful :)) i love kurt's work, i havent seen a single piece i've disliked. gorgeous :))


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: knitting_nyxxie on January 07, 2009 02:43:47 PM
Congrats on best of 08.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=bestof2008 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=bestof2008)


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: PaleAngelLex on February 04, 2009 05:53:07 PM
What a sweet first post! And by sweet I mean awesome and adorable.


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: craftydebs on March 11, 2009 12:48:10 PM
That is beautiful, love it!


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: ruthiesaurus on June 08, 2009 12:50:23 PM
This is soo sweet. Hopefully in the year since you posted this particular beauty you've also posted some of your other creations... I'll off to have a look  :)


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: Muddlepud on June 15, 2009 02:08:57 PM
Oh, wow, I like it a lot. I'm impressed with how clean it is for such a small stamp.


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: SiakelA on July 26, 2010 05:54:32 PM
So sweet! I want one just like this!


Title: Re: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!
Post by: Audania1 on August 03, 2010 02:10:07 PM
This is so beautiful! I've been interrested in letterboxing, but haven't had the courage to make my own stamp - I definitely don't want to buy one since lb is supposed to be very personal. :) I'm gonna look around and see if there are any tutorials. :)