Monday, April 25, 2016

Stamp Carving 101 Vol. 3

Wow it's been a awhile. I'm still learning this sharing stuff. I'm trying to remember to keep my blog up to date but it's hard sometimes. However I wanted to take this time to share with you all what seems to be my "it" craft. I'm currently into a major stamp carving craze. 

This past weekend we hosted a "kaarve fest" at the Kraafters Kommunity on Google plus. It's a great place where you can find lots of supportive, generous and crafty artistic folks always willing to help and share their talents. Our fest was a Saturday live event in which we gathered our supplies and carved stamps right from the comfort of our homes and connected via our web cameras. 
So here are some of the stamps I worked on. 

Two rose stamps and a heart to add to my creations.

A funky fish. I saw some cool fish stamps on Pinterest and decided to create my own.

I created some eyes I had been wanting something like this for my mail art and now I have it. 

I then stamped all my stamps on to a paper that had some clean up paint. I managed to create some cool art. Oh,
the possibilities are endless. 
I had so much fun that day that it continued for an extended weekend.  Sunday carving resulted in a mason jar and some doodle flowers and leaf.

I then pulled out all my flower stamps and created a jar full of flowers. 

Then while checking my Instagram on Monday, I came across a post that had me carving some more flowers for my jar. 

I think I'll be carving things to add to my jar for a while... Carve fest ain't over until the scraps are used! 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Stamp Carving 101... Vol. 2

Oh my, it's been a while. I've neglected my blog. Life and health issues got the best of me, and it's taken me a while to find my way back to sharing my creations. I've started the new year with a fun new venture. I added some of my work on society6; it's a fun site that allows "artists" like myself to offer prints and other fun goodies. It has been so much fun seeing my art turn into bags, mugs, totes and more. That has helped keep me art active. I also have the honor of knowing some wonderful people from the Kraafters Kommunity that help feed my art soul with lots if inspiration and play time. In our most recent hangout, we carved some stamps. I had a blast. It had been a while since I busted out my carving tools and had forgotten how relaxing and addicting it is.

For my play time, I used some giant erasers from Dollar Tree. I really like using these because of the thickness and firmness. The price isn't half bad either. You can easily carve both sides of the eraser and get two fairly large stamps for a buck. I'm not worried about it lasting forever. Chances are by the time it falls apart on me, I'll be ready to carve a new one. 
I'm preparation for my play date, I went to Pinterest and got lost looking at all the fun stamps. I settled on a feather, dandelion, seed, and a peeps bunny. 


Dandelion seeds:

Peeps bunny: 

Bonus: During February, I created a Snoopy stamp to use for some Valentine's Day postcards. I thought I'd share it here as well. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.