Saturday, April 4, 2015


Making an Impression by Geninne D. Zlatkis

This book is another good source for stamp carving instruction.  Geninne includes tools, materials, and techniques plus many projects and ideas.  Her book also has about 50 motifs that readers can use. I carved these two stamps from ideas in her book.  The bird design has been adapted some. 
 Hand-carved Stamps, 2015
Bird 4" x 4", Leaves 1 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Speedy Carve, cutters #1 and #2

Geninne has stamp carving tutorials on her art blog.  She's also posted a stamp carving demo on Vimeo.
She recommends a carving block called Moo Carve. This is 1/2" thick as opposed to Speedy Carve which is 1/4" thick.  The thicker depth should be easier to handle with a larger stamp.  Need to try this, too.

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