Have I mentioned that stamp carving is dangerously addictive?!
I came home from Scrapbook Centrale and unpacked my bag. To be clear, I unpacked my class bag. My suitcase has been ravaged for parts and pieces, but it's still sitting on a chair waiting to be properly unpacked. Priorities, people. Anyway, when I unpacked my bag, I found a stamp I had started as a demo in class and I simply *had* to finish it up.
Carving this stamp warmed me up and I immediately wanted to try out an idea I had. I wanted to carve a rotating repeat stamp with a "wood cut style" background.
I loved the way it turned out, and it sparked a new idea: I wanted to take the idea a step further and try making more purposeful lines in the background:
Then I was staring at the random bits of rubber I hadn't yet put away and I thought, "Well I'll just cut them into squared off blocks so they'll be ready to go when I need them." But then there was this one rectangle block and I thought, "Well, my repeating scroll stamp got broken in class. Maybe I should make a replacement."
Yay! Do you see the vase of flowers?
Then I thought, "Well, if I can carve a vase, why not a face?!"
Ick. Weird skeleton face. But, I liked the flower motif. So I decided to try running with that idea.
But then I just couldn't let go of the face idea. I wanted to get it "right."
By this point I only had one square of rubber left. I also had only twenty-minutes before I had to leave to catch a train. I figured, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained." And I hacked out a quick and dirty repeat in twenty-minutes.
Have I mentioned that stamp carving is addictive?! Time for me to get more rubber!
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