Last Sunday I had a stamp carving workshop at my house. My friend, Wendy Gault, is a master stamp carver and she volunteered to teach us how to get started. She gave us a ton of information on the history, tools, letterboxing, as well as stamp carving tips.
Melanie, Kaylee, Julie, Sera, and I carved our first stamps and made ATCs for everyone to take home with them. Wendy made an ATC from her hand-carved stamp ( but I think she had already carved it before the workshop). Can you tell which ACWendy carved? She likes to take photos of landscapes and turn them into intricate line drawings that she carves into stamps. Everyone had a great time and we took a break to eat lunch together. Wendy is a great teacher and we were all impressed with our amateur efforts. That night I carved 2 more stamps. I made the little fairy baby and then I
carved a self-portrait stamp from a Photo Booth pic I printed out. I experiemented with different combinations of ink and tracing the stamped image with black fine line marker. Thanks Wendy for a wonderful workshop! I am excited about all the ideas I have to carve my own original stamps.