Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ABC Wednesday - W and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, the letter W is our focus.

W is for waves and WOYWW (the fun challenge - What's on Your Work Space Wednesday)

Here is the art tag and stamp I carved (inspired by a stamp carved by Jessica of Enchanting Stamps -She is a very talented stamp carver).

Be sure to check here for what others around the world did for W this week.


 Each week Julia Dunnit at Stamping Grounds hosts WOYWW - where we are encouraged to share our work spaces and the work we are working on.

I thought I'd share some of the steps (and my work space as well) for creating the stamp above.

First, I draw my design, turn it upside down on the carving block and rub the back to get the carbon on the block.

Next, I begin to carve around the design, and then go around again to make it easier to cut around the excess with an exacto knife.

I check it then for areas missed, by inking it and stamping in my book. If needed I will trim excess and then restamp to check it.

Finally, I create an art tag with the new stamp.


Melody Steenkamp said...

Very neat... I can imagine a little how much work it must be and how beautiful things you can make with all of them

Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Photo Cache said...

Very creative.


Neet said...

Hi - your link is not working. It says that the page does not exist. I got here by going to your home page first of all. You might want to change it so you get more comments.
Thanks for the step by step instructions on how to carve a stamp. Knowing me I would carve myself but I might just give it a try with a simple design. Love the curves on your "W".
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

Roger Owen Green said...

Very effective wave!


Roger Owen Green said...

Oh, I fixed the link to ABC Wednesday.

Kelly said...

cool wave. One of these days I'll get brave enough (or that darned 'time' thing) to try stamp carving. Creative Blessings! Kelly #52

Helen Laurence said...

Fab waves. Happy woyww (I'm still getting round all the blogs!)
Helen L xx

Helen Laurence said...

Fab waves. Happy woyww (I'm still getting round all the blogs!)
Helen L xx