Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Catching Up with my Creative Space
After my rather extended hiatus, I have decided to throw myself back in the deep end with a new craft. Stamp carving…of sorts.
I have been needing a name stamp for labels and things for a while, but haven’t found one I have been happy with. So when I stumbled upon a fab little craft shop in Winchester at the weekend, I decided to get all the bits I needed to make my own.
This linoleum stuff is newer and softer than the stuff you used to be able to get (apparently) and it cuts like butter.
I tried a couple of different approaches. The first was this one.
I used some letter stamps I had to create the outline of the text but it was very fiddly and ended up looking much more like an Asian print than I had anticipated. The ‘S’ is a bit wonky unfortunately. But its kind of okay.
The second one I did in about a minute.
I was just trying out one of the fatter blades and in truth I didn’t think it was going to any good, and it is a bit wobbly, but actually I think it might be my favourite! What do you reckon?
In a bid to get back into the swing of things I'm joining back in with Our Creative Spaces. Have a look, its always well worth a visit!