Stamp carving challenge & a guest post

Stamp carving challenge & a guest post

Stamp carving challenge & a guest post 650 650 Atop Serenity Hill

It’s time for another 30 day challenge. This past year I’ve done two sketching challenges (here and here) that have forced me to try and be creative everyday. I’ve seen a difference in my skills and know that is because of the practice that I did during the challenges. For December, I decided to take on hand carving stamps!

Hand carved eraser stamps • #carvedecember #stamps #artjournalI have loved and used the ones I did recently and want to add to my collection. You can see projects using my stamps here, here and here.

Carve December with BalzerDesigns.comThe challenge was the idea of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer from Balzer Designs. She carves some amazing stamps and has both a book and online class available to teach you how. You can follow along on Instagram using the hashtag #CarveDecember. I’ll be sharing my stamps as the month progresses!

Also….I am very excited to be guest posting on Julie’s blog today! She has been hosting some great artists all sharing ideas on using stencils in unique ways.

Stenciled canvas pouch or wristlet using decorating paste and acrylic paints • #zipperedpouch #stenciling #acrylicI am sharing how I made this canvas pouch/wristlet using one of Julie’s fun stencils. So head on over and check out my tutorial!

PS…if you plan to carve stamps with us this month, here are some supplies that you might find helpful: Speedball Linoleum Cutter, Speedy-Carve Block, cheap erasers from the dollar store, an X-acto knife, a Sharpie and a Archival Black Inkpad.

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