Sunday, April 25, 2010

Crafting: Stamps!

Last night I attempted creating my first stamps ever. I used Speedball carvers a Speedball Speedycarve rubber block. It was surprisingly simple, as the carving block cuts like butterrrr. The stamps themselves look pretty amateur, but they stamp quite nicely (and I love the look of white ink, but unfortunately the pad I bought was super cheap and isn't ink-y enough):

I'm addicted! I've also created two trees, a skull, a mountain, and the letter F... which I'll have to re-do as I forgot the number one rule of stamp-making: always carve things in the reverse! Anyone have a use for a backwards letter F?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

English Country House

Also, I carved my first stamp today! I made a very basic one - a small lightning bolt.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Faux Patterns

Some faux-patterns, inspired by Liberty of London and Julia Rothman. This image is a little blurry, I'll try to replace it with a cripser one later.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wedding Invites - Map

I was recently asked to draw the map portion of the invites - just a simple version of an image I was given. Here is the result. This will be *very* tiny, in the center of the invites, so detail was not too important or encouraged. It's pretty basic.