Rubber Stamp

by Angela Rubber Stamp

I mentioned in this post that at the time I made it – this was the most difficult stamp I ever carved, but then I did this one!

I wanted text to go with my little blackbird stamp. My usual method is to type the text on the typewriter (Silver-Reed Silverette) – enlarge it to twice the size and then trace this on to the rubber block.  However this looked too big next to the blackbird – so I had to go smaller.  I really wasn’t sure if I could do it but I just went for it and it came out OK.  Below is a photo of the text on the rubber block – I have carved the first few letters. The text is about 3mm high x 2mm wide.

So I have decided to use it for my business card along with the little blackbird stamp – this is it stamped on to Canford Gunmetal Grey Card – cut and then rounded the corners.  There are a few more photos on here of the carving process – I didn’t take a lot of photos because it was one of those times that when I started carving I had to keep going otherwise I would have lost the plot with it 🙂

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Elephant's Child 5th September 2016 - 2:46 pm

I so admire your fine motor control, patience and persistence.
The result is stunning too.

Angela 5th September 2016 - 6:06 pm

Thank you Elephant's Child. Hope you are well 🙂


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