I can't seem to tear myself away from my desk these days. I've got a secret project in the works, which hopefully I'll be able to share with you soon.
For now here's a quick look at the process behind the hand-carved stamps I've been making.
I start with a drawing, which I cut out with a fine-point blade.
Placing the images on the rubber.
With a pencil, I trace the cut-outs to make a silhouette, then add the detail by hand.
Cutting out the individual stamps.
Carving the stamp.
The finished product: An inked stamp and the stamped image on paper.