I'm finally getting around to trying some handmade stamp carving. I had to special order the speedball carving set from my local art supply store. It was only $12.00, a bargain. I found a cute Japanese book about stamps on my field trip to Japantown a few weeks back where i also got some carving surfaces. They are very much like a giant eraser. All that and my sketchbook should be all i need. Wish me luck!
in the new issue of Country Living Magazine they showcased artist Tamar Morgendorff. i'd love an entire wall of her fabric covered birds and birdhouses. i think they would look lovely in my kitchen. That one wall I can't quite decide what to do with. These are a few of my favorite images from her website. She's also been featured in two of my most adored magazines, Blueprint and Donna Hay.
i went to one of my favorite places, Japantown in SF, this week and i thought i'd share some photos with you. i had a yummy lunch at the Suzu noodle house and then spent some time browsing the craft and home section of Kinokuniya book store. I could seriously spend a whole day there but i only had my lunch break so I had to make it quick. I always love looking at their sewing books, but this time i spent most of my time looking at all their paris lifestyle *mooks. So cute and inspiring. Then my friend found the DIY stamping section and i got the best book all about making your own stamps. i even picked up some supplies there too. i hope to try my luck at making some stamps this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes.
i wanna make my own handmade stamps! I saw the craftiest handmade stamps on on this great blog and fell in love. How do you do it? I think all you need are some carving tools and a bunch of erasers to carve into, easy peasy. Oh yeah and some drawing skills.