Thursday, August 9, 2012

I Don't Know Why...

...I don't do this more often.

 Got materials together and doodled my design.


 Rubbed design onto Mastercarve Block, using my fingertip/nail.


 Began carving
...changing my mind as I went along.
At first, I thought I wanted just 2 shapes,
with dots around the perimeter.


 Then, decided I could always cut away more later
because I wanted 3 shapes, and scallops around the outside.


I LOVE the color, cerulean blue,
instead of always using black ink.


This is fun,
gives me a new original stamp for my journal pages,
and helps me to embrace my imperfections.

All good.

~k

15 comments:

Introverted Art said...

Kathy, this is beautiful. I have to try stamp carving. I went to my local Michaels and could not find any stamp carving supplies :(

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I have to say, I saw the design and thought 'how fun' and then I saw the stamp on paper, and it's so organic looking, I love it!! :D

jgr said...

Love the stamp and ooohh that is a great color!

laundrygirl said...

Ahhh, so sweet. Every time you make a stamp I am inspired. I love the blue too!

Kamana said...

love that new stamp.

Vicki said...

Beautiful stamp!
I agree, I just need to sit down and plan to carve, as it is so rewarding.

Createology said...

I gave my sister a set of stamp carving tools and materials. Hmmm...come to think of it I have everything needed too. Why don't I carve a stamp? Yours is fantastic!

Taylor schapiro said...

Love your stamp carving. I hope you will do more. Glad SF was wonderful. So pretty. Ah the countdown. Oh well have to tackle it with a new outlook. Hope you are enjoying summer.

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Great design--really cool! I'll bet you get lots of use out of that in your journals. I don't know why I don't do more of this myself...I've done several small-ish stamps, need to try more. Fun!

Jennifer Richardson said...

you're just so fun:)
i love how what is inside of you
just bubbles up
and finds its way
into muchness!
love and joy,
Jennifer

Jenndalyn said...

This is so cool! Suddenly I am compelled to make a trip to Michael's....

Shahrul Niza said...

Kathy, these are great carvings!!!. WOW, you make me want to start carving again :). What a lovely blue too. Inspired.

Jane said...

I've never seen mastercarve before! I love this idea and your stamp is awesome. I've been looking for something unique to stamp on the walls of my creative space. I'm going to put this on my project list. Thank you!

Jenny said...

This is brilliant Kathy... love your design... and yes the blue is so pretty... what a gorgeous stamp...

Hugs
Jenny x

denthe said...

Wow, this is a great stamp! Good on you to get started!