Having a go at Rubber Stamp Carving

Flower and leaf stamp print on Khadi paper

Months ago, after reading an article about rubber stamp carving by Geninne Zlatkis and subsequently reading her tutorial and watching her video, I decided finally (when I was supposed to be doing something else) to have a go at rubber stamp carving. Spur of the moment is always a good way to go, so I just got out the Moo carving block I had bought a while back, my new Speedball cutter and got on with it.

It was an interesting experience, having only prevously done lino cutting and been used to the requisite pressure, I was not entirely prepared for how easy it was to cut, like butter really, so I realised a very light touch was needed indeed. It was a lot of fun, and I had a little stamp finished quite quickly. Above are my results, and not to shabby if I may so myself, though lots more practice is needed

Incidentally, the talented Geninne has just written a book on stamp carving which can be pre-ordered on Amazon. It’s already on my wishlist.

Rubber Stamp Carving IRubber Stamp Carving II
Rubber Stamp Carving IIIRubber Stamp Carving IV