as an avid reader of geninne's art blog, and an owner of several of her bird prints, i've been curious about her hand carved stamps. i finally got around to getting the supplies i needed - basically just a lino carver and some erasers. but a girl can't have anything to herself in this house. i left the bag'o'goodies on the sofa, and by the end of the afternoon curious, never resting little hands had dug them out. knowing that there was no use in trying to stop her, i took her to the computer and showed her geninne's excellent tutorial (scroll down for it) to let her get an idea of it. and with the very important message 'we will do this later, together', i left to do some work and when i got back she had carved every eraser in the house. and not a single one left for me! the next day i bought 4 more, only to find them carved too, before i had the chance to even think of a pattern to carve. bloody hell!
and this is my (only, so far) stamp - a tree. i understand why geninne says to start with an easy pattern. this was crumbling as i carved.
it's a welcome to the world card for the baby.
(about my previous post; yes, yes, my husband kept telling me it was vulgar. and i kept telling him we all need some vulgarity every once in a while.)