Slice, gouge, and carve

01 September 2013

Instead of going to TriNoma for a haircut, I ended up staying at home the whole day yesterday. Aside from getting the rest I needed, I also got to scratch the itch to make new stamps 。◕‿◕。 I have built quite a humble rubber stamp collection already and I think the most logical next step is to want to create my own.

I used the new carving tools I got from Create by truelovefound. I am so happy I finally got to apply the things I learned from the Stamptabulous workshop I attended in CraftMNL back in March!

Disclaimer: I suck at drawing. Aside from singing and moving gracefully, it is a skill I never learned. Please don't laugh at my amateur drawings.


First, I sketched a few ideas on paper. You can see a Batman logo there, an umbrella, a mochi with a face, and a cupcake there. I decided to work with the cupcake. After tracing it on a piece of tracing paper, I transferred the design to the rubber eraser.


And then it was time to slice, gouge, and carve!

I am a little sad because I didn't think the final product looks like a cupcake (╯︵╰,)
But I'd like to thank my online friends for saying otherwise! 
I used it together with my loopy handwriting and polka dot stamps to make a birthday shout-out for my friend Nikolett ♥(οΎ‰´∀`)
Feeling pretty inspired after, I then made a mini tribute to my fictional character counterpart - Ted Mosby.

I am both happy and sad that How I Met Your Mother is on its last season. I want to continue watching them forever, yet I am happy for Ted.
While watching me work on these stamps, my sister joined in on the fun and made this stamp of a poop with a face.

I don't understand why this poop had to have eyebags and eyelashes. Well, come to think of it I don't even know why it had to have a face.
These are all very amateur-ish so I am hoping to get a lot better after a few more tries. Wish me luck! ♥

After using my carving tools, I keep them and all my other stamps and carving essentials in an old Human Nature cardboard box.

Some of my stamps: alphabet letters, fairies, different patterns, and the stamps I made yesterday and during the Stamptabulous workshop; ink pads and ink pens; Speedball Lino Cutter and blades; and lots of rubber erasers to work with.
Cutting mat, tracing pad, pencil, and Dong-A Hexaplus color pens
No carving for me today though as my plans to get that haircut is finally pushing through. Hope you're enjoying the rest of your weekend, too!

4 comments:

Sai Sayson said...

Oh so cute! I wanted to do my own stamps before but I don't know where to get the materials before. Hehe.



You inspire me with your DIY projects :)

the girl in stiletto said...

krissy kreme! I miss you. urgh I need a haircut too.

krissy said...

Aww thank you! :)

krissy said...

I miss you, too, Lizzybeb :(