Saturday, February 18, 2012
Carving a Stamp from a Photo
This is my last homework for my stamp carving class. For this assignment we were taught how to take a photo and make a stamp from it. So cool!
I chose this photo of my former kitteh:
Then I transferred it to the rubbah:
You see, I started out thinking I'd carve it so I'd leave behind just the outline, and thus be able to stamp a white cat. I'd intended to cut out all the interior of the image, like I did around her lower lip. Wouldn't that have been cool? Yeah, not happening. I got stuck when I got to the whiskers, and changed course mid-carving, which was not my best option. I could start over (not) or live with a fat outline, which is obviously what I decided to do here.
I haven't made a card with this yet, because I may still go back and tweak it a little. Either way, I declare it mostly done, as is the class.
I have to say this is one of the best online classes I've ever taken. The videos are clear and she does a great job of telling you about options and the pros & cons of each one. I now have a new skill, that if practiced enough (hahaha, ahem) I can see me actually using some day.
So if you're looking for something to learn that won't break the bank (you really only have to buy the rubber and the carving tool) and is reasonably priced (you get 10 classes over 5 weeks), take this one!
No, I was not paid to say this; I just really enjoyed the class!
Alrighty, then, time to get stampy!
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