Wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas!
Seems that I haven't making any stamp for a while so today I made this Ex-Libris Stamp for my husband ♥
Also recently I happen to found a radio channel call Radio Dismuke, which features music from 1920-1930. Although I wasn't born around that time but for some reason these early years of jazz and swing music can always make me feel warm and relax, I guess they reminded me of the very early Disney cartoon background music.
My friend Jerry is leaving UK soon, when I first met him he was still doing his Art A-level in high school, years just flying by. As for his religion I made a stamp for him specially to wish he the best luck after go back to China.
The image "Praying hands" is a pen-and-ink drawing originally created by the German print maker, painter and theorist Albrecht Dürer, executed circa 1508. Although I'm kind of an atheist but I really like this image, it's simple clam and powerful. I tried to use the small round head woodcut knife this time to make the thin line, failed on first attempt ... 2nd try looks bit better. Need a lot control to avoid making the line appear uneven.
2 day after the Chinese Luna festival finally I got something to make this rabbit stamp during weekend.
After finish the first stamp (white 3.8cm diameter) then I suddenly realize how much impact it made due to my one year lacking of stamp craving practices... yes, this year has been very very busy for me however I think it should not be the excuse.
So i took on the 2nd try (pink 5cm diameter) which is a bigger block somehow made things a bit easier. I was still struggled about how to make the small round curve smooth like the eye area.
As the result , although I do like the more smooth line and clear pattern on the 2nd stamp but somehow I find the crooked line on the fist stamp has a special crafty charm. I glued it onto a cork handle, Tah-Da! (Can't Believe I bought these marital but never touch them for almost a year!)