I’ve had a blast with this crusade! I got to pretend to be a sculptress as a I carved out a few stamps for my journal, cool.
For my first try at carving a stamp, I chose an abstract design based on a sculpture that I saw in a catalog. I really don’t have a place in my home for a large sculpture of a moebius flame, but it fits just fine in my journal pages <grin>.
The next stamp that I carved was a very primitive-looking little bird. We’ve been having a lot of fun lately watching the birds at our backyard feeders and I think it is time that they found a page or two of their own in my journal. I was on the phone and not paying much attention to carving the stamp so I accidentally started shaving off the lines instead of the negative area around the image. When I realized what I was doing it was too late. I decided to just go with it and added an outline also. Didn’t test out too bad, so I trimmed the stamp into a rough bird shape and left it.