I think I’m on a bit of a rubber stamp kick now, due to pulling some of mine out for the wrapped postcards I made. I went to a local stamp store this morning, but after leaving emptyhanded, I remembered the Japanese stamp books I’d found some time ago. I’ve really been interested in the stamps that other crafters have made and posted about online, so I thought I’d finally dig in and try my hand at one.
I’m curious to know what types of blades other crafters use on their stamps, especially for some of the tiny parts. I only used a regular X-Acto blade this time, having recalled some bad experiences with other ones (gouging your hand with a C-shaped blade while carving wood is not fun). I think I’ll read up a bit more and try something else for the next one I try.
So, yeah, that wasn’t so bad, and I wish I’d played around with these sooner!
Oh, and here are some related links that are pretty cool to look at:
- Carve your Stamps Flickr group
- Another Japanese stamp book
- Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps tutorial
- Mollychicken’s stamps
- moki’s stamps