* carved stamps

Posted on September 20th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Paper Crafts.

Here are a couple of the stamps my husband and I carved for letterboxing. His is the little guy with the flag and mine is supposed to be a tree. It sort of looks like one, I guess. These were done with an exacto knife. I suspect a lino cutter is going to be easier. I found a book at the library that was really good, but googling for eraser carving brings up a zillion tutorials too.


7 Responses to “carved stamps”

  1. too many crafts too little time! Says:

    Aw man. One more thing I have to Google and try for myself. :) Those are pretty good for being done with an exacto knife!

  2. hillary Says:

    cool! yeah, I’ll have to google that too. I tried my hand at carving last night and was thinking the whole time I must be doing this wrong! are those erasers?

  3. Maitreya Says:

    Yep, erasers. Different brands behave really differently. The rectangular white ones in general work pretty well, but I would buy a few different ones and see what you like. Some of them are too crumbly.

  4. mrspilkington Says:

    great work! i’ve had a lino cutter and supplies for a while now, but haven’t gotten started yet. jean ray laury’s fabric stamping handbook has some good info. and inspiring designs.

  5. Christy Says:

    I think it looks exactly like a tree. Great job! I have always wanted to try letterboxing.

  6. korinthe Says:

    I used to do that with an Exacto and pink rubber erasers in high school. It was a good way to pass the time (this was before people freaked out over pointy objects in the hands of students). You can get good results with very basic stuff.

  7. mamitt Says:

    Hello! I have been into this eraser carving :-)
    Didn’t imagine before that this is so easy and fun!! The eraser carving is getting really popular here in Japan, and you can find many nice instruction & design books. Oh, yes, am writing from Japan. My Japanese friend was impressed with your brog and introduced it in her brog. Like my friend told me, it’s very fun to see your craft works!


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