Yesterday I started talking about the basics when it comes to carving your own stamps. Today I'm going to show you how to take a stencil and create a stamp that is the mask of the stencil.
The stencil I'm going to be working with is one of Coffee Break Design's newest additions: the flourish heart.
The first step is to transfer the image onto the carving surface. I outlined using the sharpie to transfer the image:
colored in all the areas open in the stencil so that I wouldn't get
confused when I started carving which parts needed to be removed. Then I started carving. I started with the smallest nib and outlined the areas I wanted removed and then did the small detail areas with the smaller nib as well. I went on to the larger size and kept working until I'd removed all the excess block.
So that's it for me today. Hope everyone has a good weekend!