Failure to Launch: LOL. Last week was a bust. A virus turned into a migraine and there weren't nothin' happenin' then. Slowly pulling out of it ...
BTW: Open Studio is this Saturday, 12/9 11a-3p. Email me to RSVP and get directions. Donation only. Bring a lunch or we'll get take-out.
This is a previously released video but with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Carve December coming up *started, #carvedecember on IG, I figured the timing was good. I've pulled together all my carving videos. Some of the information has changed slightly.
Most important is that I was dissing the "pink stuff" from Speedy Carve. When I first used this product a few years back, it crumbled and I wasn't getting clean cuts. I purchased a new set of carving cutters, thinking they might be dull, but no buena. I recently gave it another try and it seems better.
You can read the original post here. Here's the video
Here are more videos and blogposts on Stamp Carving:
Carve December images (a Google ssearch)
Here is a list of supplies you need for stamp carving. It's not a really expensive craft to get into. It take practice but that's ok. It's worth practicing. I like to look through my handcarved stamps to see the differences between the early ones and the progress I've made. I don't carve too often because it's hard on my hands between tendonitis and carple tunnel. So go easy if you have any of these kinds of injuries.
I think the most versatile ink pads are the Archival (although I'm loving the Distress Oxide inks. Super fun. The original Distress inks are great as well. They don't stamp "perfectly," there is sort of distressed look.