2.23.2017

Carve Your Own Stamps

Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel
If you follow me over on Pinterest, you'll see that I have a slight love affair with stamps. I love the idea and practice of carving your own stamps. I used some store bought ones, but my hand carved stamps are quickly becoming my favourites to use. Especially in my art journal pages.
Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel
I started with the Speedball Stamp Carving Kit, and quickly expanded my blades so that I have all the sizes they make. There are some super talented artists who create beautiful stamps. I am not that artist, unfortunately! I really enjoy creating simple shapes and designs that I can use in my art journal pages.
Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + HazelCarve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel
Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + HazelCarve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel
Another fun material I've been using to create stamps has been craft foam. I use an embossing stylus to "carve" in a pattern. The lines are not as sharp as the rubber stamps, but the craft foam also creates a softer stamp effect when it's used.
Carve Your Own Stamps - Fox + HazelCarve Your Own Stamps - Fox + Hazel
Carving your own stamps is a fun way to add more handmade elements to your art work and journal pages. I'm hoping to get brave enough to try some more detailed shapes and images. Have you tried carving your own stamps before? 



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