Thursday, May 19, 2011

HAND CARVED STAMPS - Novel Destinations

I hand carved some "travel" stamps today to use at our library's adult summer reading program titled NOVEL DESTINATIONS.  As each patron reads a book, we stamp their passport.  I thought it would be fun to have some interesting travel stamps.  I sketch out my drawing on grid paper, cut it out and press onto the carving block.  I burnish with a bone folder which makes an exact copy of my drawing onto the carving block.  I then carve with my speedball carving tool and print.  I like to use permanent ink like StazOn.

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