I love to carve my own rubber stamps. I have some great commercial stamps in my stamp drawer but it’s so very cool to be able to draw something, carve it and stamp right away with it. I have a small notebook full of ideas for stamps to carve.
In a much earlier post I wrote about how much I love learning new words (has been a favorite pastime of mine since I was a young girl but heck if I can explain it). Well now I carve words. The last few stamps I’ve carved have been words that have an impact or significant meaning to me and others.
Remember this journal I made earlier this year? First I stamped the word with foil adhesive onto my jounal then ironed gold foil onto the word.
This next stamp I just finished carving over the holidays so I have yet to use it but love the idea behind it. There’s much you can do with that one.
Another word that’s caught my eye is ” FRAGILE” but for this one I need to find the fight font to use to denote the meaning of the word.
I have now decided I want to carve my own alphabet so I am looking for the right font with a mix of caps and lower case letters. I keep looking at the commercial alphabet sets but have yet to find one that resonates with me.
Here’s a mission for you, what other words should I carve to use in my art? Let me here your ideas.
See ya next time “In the Hayloft”,