Stamping good time.

Stamp here…

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The process of carving stamps is so satisfying. The soft vinyl is like butter to a sharp chisel and fine detail is easily achieved with a little patience and a steady hand.

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It is a bit of a mental challenge to do lettering because the letters and words must be spelled backwards, (sdrawkcab for those of you still confused,) for curious minds this is a fun tease.

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I made a sample page for checking the quality of the stamps immediately after carving them.

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There was a subtile problem in this method because the stamps had not been glued to a wooden backing yet and it was not easy to apply even pressure to them, ( you can see this in the larger stamps, they look faded in some areas.)

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… I like them just the same.

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At first I thought this was a crow.

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 … Then I thought maybe a seagull.

A crowgull for sure… and then came the bluejay/cardinal from a salvaged scrap.IMG_4435

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… These are some of Koi’s creations… IMG_4428

… And this is what it looks like when it all comes together…

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