I've never tried to carve a stamp. I think I wanna try now!! What do I need? Is there a special tool or just an exacto knife? Sure beats sitting at the kitchen table listening to the early morning world news on ABC (which I do enjoy) and listening to everyone else in the house, including the dogs, snore!!
Hello Vickie! :] I use a Speedball carving tool. Enjoy carving away...
April, these are really amazing. It is so good to see creative people making their own tools. The art you make with them will seem so special....just love it:)I usually read or listen to the radio in the wee small hours if I can't sleep.Have a good end-of-week.xx
Hello Sue! :]Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Enjoy the inspiration. ~xx
Wow, they are fantastic, April. I love the graphic quality. What do you carve into? Erasers or proper carving rubber?
Hello Deborah! :]Thank you for your interest, I carve into erasers. ( pink pearl or vinyl )Enjoy... ~xx
Lovely stamps, the leaves are very nice, and the heart too...ok...all wonderful :) I disappear into photoshop if I'm in night owl mode.
Hello Ruth! :] Your way too cute... thank you! (((LOL))Enjoy your visit.
When my mind won't shut off, I'm like Ruth and sometimes get lost in PSE and sometimes I sort/stack/organize - it's mindless and lets my brain slow down. These are some seriously fabulous stamps - I'll be 'stealing' a couple of the ideas!
Hello TerrieThank you, glad you are inspired! :]Enjoy... Wow!! You are a busy-bee late at night. ((LOL))Love to have you come to my place, for a sleepover, so we could stay up and organize. :]
Love your stamps! I also love carving stamps! The latest ones I did was Chevron and an arrow! They are fun to do!
Hello KarenannThank you for the encouragement, always!! ~xxNow, an arrow sounds fun to carve out... Enjoy your visit. :]
Wow, just saw these - fantastic! Hugs, Valerie
Hello ValerieThank you, they were fun to carve... even at midnight! ((LOL)) :]
What a productive way to use a sleepless night. Your stamps look wonderful - I look forward to seeing them in your work. I have yet to try this. J x
Hello Jackie! :]Oh, you got to try carving a stamp... so much fun. ~xx
HELLO APRIL!! Your stamps are incredible!! omg... i've never done them, but you made me want to get in the car and drive straight to the art store and get myself what i need to make one right NOW. They are beautiful! I so understand how they could be therapeutic. Yes, definitely. Your faces are getting better and better all the time. I had a lovely visit here, my friend... xox
Hello Pauline! :]Glad to read, you have had a wonderful visit, come again ~xxYes!! It is a world of fun to carve your own stamps and a plus that is is very relaxing to do.I know we all have those late nights... thought I'd share what I do have I am too restless to sleep. ((LOL))Thank you for your encouragement, always.Take care my friend.
When I can't sleep I usually go online and browse blogs or Pinterest, or maybe watch something on Netflix...but I can see how carving stamps would be a good idea. I find it very meditative, which reminds me I should get out my carving supplies and get busy. Your stamps are fantastic and have inspired me to do some.
Hello Janet! :]YES!! you should... I've seen your carved stamps posted on your Blog, they are beautiful. ~xx
Fabulous post!!! i am having such trouble sleeping these past few years and I find myself doing as you do and create:) Loving the lino April! you are so smart to print those on the patterned paper! great stuff:)))
Hello Frances! :]Awww... THANK YOU. ~xx Enjoy the midnight hour. ((LOL))
Fabulous stamps, April! I've got some erasers just waiting to be transformed. ♥
Hello Angelia Thank you for your sweet comment. ~xx Yes!!! SUPER FUN!!! I highly recommend you, get those erasers out, they are waiting for you... enjoy!! :]