I am now just over halfway through Carve December and I am enjoying it so much. I tried carving a stamp a few years ago and didn’t get on with it at all. I think I was using the wrong rubber block and I found it very frustrating.
Since then I have looked in a few books and watched a couple of tutorials and have made a handful of stamps.
While I was in Portland in October the artists I was staying with were talking about Carve December and I thought it sounded rather intimidating and almost impossible to make a rubber stamp every day.
December rolls around and I have forgotten all about it until I see my friend’s post and I am reminded that I said I would give it a go. So I jumped in and the water is great!
Carving stamps has made me slow down in my creating, take my time and not rush. I tend to rush most things I make, mainly because I feel like I should be doing something else, like washing the pots.
There is a list of prompts which I follow or ignore, depending on what I fancy carving.
So far I am enjoying the mix and match stamps like the cacti and the plant pots and the collection of flower petals and centers. Of course I also love the cassette tape and the camera!
I am learning and my carving skills are improving as is my stamp collection!
Happy Monday x
You’ve made so many amazing stamps! Yours are so intricate and detailed. I’m particularly taken with the wreath. I’m doing my best with this challenge myself, but maybe I should go watch some videos and read some books as you have…and maybe I should stop using erasers. Ha!
Oh that wreath took forever! I think erasers are a good stamp base and we are getting a great collection of stamps to play with!