So this project comes from a recently borrowed library book, but I’ve been wanting to try my hand at carving my own stamps for awhile now. I bought a basic carving set that came with 5 blades a few months ago. It is perfect for a beginner, and the blades fit inside the handle.
Of course the only process pictures I took were of the squishy pink variety.
These are the finished stamps created using images from the book and the white erasers. All told I spent about 2-3 hours creating these from start to finish. The tiny images with thin lines were a bit challenging for my first attempt, but I love the result.
Inspired by two books by Kerry Bogert, Totally Twisted and Rustic Wrappings, I ordered a set of different colors of 20 gauge wire and this coiling tool. I started with some leftover 26gauge wire that I bought on a lark many months ago and never really used. My plan is to cut the long coils into much smaller pieces to use as accents in an earring and necklace set to be.