February 25, 2013
Day 54 & 55
Whenever I come across some interesting ideas, patterns or designs, I like to try creating hand-carved stamps with them. Here are two tags I made with some of the carvings I did awhile ago. One of my personal symbols is the circle, thus carving a stamp using this pattern was a challenge. I wanted the circles close together, in their own pattern in a grungy style. The doodle circles were done after the stamp was printed.
The blue stamped image below was done on an eraser I picked up at the $ store. I think there were 4 per package and soft enough to carve a stamp easily enough. My goal with this carvings was to create some scratch grungy texture and when this printed out I loved it. Reminds me of the masts of a sailing ship with the waves of the ocean crashing on the shore in the moonlight. I need to make some everyday greeting cards with these images and of course, carve some more!