Ever since I saw the tutorial over at The Monkey Basket I've been wanting to carve my own rubber stamp. I've also been thinking of a logo type motif that I could use on my stuff for the craft fair. Today inspiration struck and I decided to have a go at a clothespeg.
Now here in England we are somewhat behind the times on the craft materials front. None of the craft or art shops near me sell any products specifically for stamp carving. But I improvised by stealing a large eraser out of my sons pencil box. I had a lino cutting tool, so with an episode of Lunar Jim on TV to keep the little ones out of the way, I set to work.
I did a bit of lino printing at junior school and I loved it. Today gave me a real flashback to that. And here's my stamp on it's inaugural outing. I've done a bit more trimming and I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the effect.
Now I know it isn't that refined and the image is ever so slightly stumpy because the large eraser wasn't really large enough but I had so much fun. I'll certainly do some more. Just need some funky images.