2/18/10

Stamp Carving Tutorial

Hello everyone! I've been requested to do a stamp tutorial many times so here it is! I hope it's easy to understand, please comment any questions you may have. Thanks (:

I use:
speedball linoleum cutter
staedtler mastercarve block

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1. draw design on carving block using pencil
2. cut out with x-acto knife
3. begin carving using speedball cutter (carve everything but pencil outline)

This is your final product (:

Carving stamps get easier the more you practice, and I hope this tutorial will help you get started on a new hobby (:

7 comments:

  1. What timing! I just purchased all these supplies yesterday for one of my costuming classes and had yet to begin. Thanks for the post!

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  2. Same for me - I was just thinking about made one. Thanks a lot! How many different cutters did you use on this one?

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  3. I used 2 types, the smallest one was for the details, and i used the big fat one to cut out the large areas. Thank you for your comments! I hope this helps (:

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  4. Thank you for explanation! I have another question :) These semi-circles on the bottom of the umbrella: did you use a some sort of semi-circle shaped tool or just cutting around the line with a pointy one?

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  5. Yes I used the smallest one, just make sure to follow your outline (:
    I would love to see how your stamps turn out!

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  6. Probably messy :))
    Thanks again!

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  7. Just one question: can you tell me where to buy rubber on line? I live in Italy and it is impossibile to find it in stores, the only thing i've found is adigraf, but i don't like it. I will really appreciate if you can answer me on my blog or email me to hobolicious12@yahoo.it thanks in advance for your help:)

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