Stamp Carving

IMG_0056

This is a project that has been on my to do list for awhile.  I have cut my own stamps before, but this time I just wanted some simple patterns that I could use in my art journals.  First step is to gather the supplies. I used:

  • a self healing cutting mat
  • mat knife
  • Speedball carving knife with multiple tips
  • carving block (you could also use and eraser, or linoleum block)
  • ruler

IMG_0058

Since I wanted some patterns to run down the edge of the page, I started by cutting a 1 inch strip.

IMG_0059

I used a ball point pen to draw my design, and then started carving with the smallest tip.

IMG_0060

Once the design was established, I used a larger blade to cut away all the excess.  Then back to the smaller blade to tidy up the edges.

IMG_0061

Once the carving is done, time to test out my new stamp with some ink!

IMG_0062

Do any touching up needed, and there you go…a new stamp ready for creating!

IMG_0063

Had so much fun I decided I should do another!

IMG_0064

Even the triangle scraps can make so handy little stamps.  I added a little diamond to the collection to!

IMG_0065

Leave a Reply