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VIDEO: DIY Stamp Carving Start To Finish Process

DIY Stamp Carving Start To Finish Process with a video by Kim Dellow

 

If you dropped past my blog at the end of November then you probably spotted my Favorite DIY Stamp Carving materials blog post? I shared some of my favorite products for carving your own stamps plus a quick simple how-to carve and an alternative idea for if you don’t own any of the products that I suggested! Yes, that’s right, it was the carrot carving video! Have you tried it yet?

Well, I am back today with a full stamp carving process video sharing how to carve a more intricate design from start to finish. I have lots of tips to share plus a bonus tip at the end of the video just for those of you that make it all the way through *wink!

I will be linking this project up to Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s CarveDecember challenge over on my Instagram feed. I hope you have been doing the same with yours? Hopefully, I will get to do some more because I do need the practice! Enjoy the video and don’t forget that all the products I used are listed below it.

 

VIDEO: DIY Stamp Carving Start To Finish Process

 

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EssDee Mastercut
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Lino Cutting tools
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Lino Carving Safety Hand Guard (optional)
…Buy from Amazon: UK
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Lino Bench Hook (optional)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Craft knife
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Tsukineko Memento ink Tuxedo Black
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (ships worldwide)

Pencil
Spare paper

My favorite carving material:
Speedball Speedy Carve
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

 

Close-up of a DIY Stamp Carving project by Kim Dellow

 

Enjoy your stamp carving and if you want to see some really amazing stamp carving inspiration visit Viktoria Astrom’s shop on Etsy. I have mentioned her before in my recent Holiday Gift Guide To Support Etsy Artist blog post but she is well worth visiting in case you missed that!

Kim



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VIDEO: My Favourite DIY Stamp Carving Materials Ready For Carve December

My favourite DIY stamp carving materials with a video by Kim Dellow

You know when you finish a project and you have lots of other ideas but you just can’t seem to pick one and run with it? Well, that was me! After finishing my Gelli Prints Project series I was looking for a new focus for my video today and thanks to the lovely Tania Ahmed I think I might have found it! DIY Stamp Carving is back on the agenda particularly as Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s Carve December challenge is about to start!

So check out the video and let me know which of these products are your favourites and if you will be joining in with Carve December this year. As always the full list of the products are below the video and scroll down to see the results from the stamp I carved.

Oh and if you were wondering how to join in the stamp carving without having any of the products to hand, then I have a fun, cheap alternative you can try!

VIDEO: My Favourite DIY Stamp Carving Materials Ready For Carve December

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WATCH ON YOUTUBE!

[There are some affiliate links in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself, but it really does help. Thanks for your support!]

——— S U P P L I E S ———

Speedball Speedy Carve
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Speedball Speedy Cut
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

EssDee Mastercut
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Softcut Lino
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

White erasers
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Lino Cutting tools
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Safety Hand Guard (optional)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Lino Bench Hook (optional)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Craft knife
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Acrylic paint (any)
Sponge (any)
Ink pad (any)
Spare paper
Spare fabric
Carrot!

Close up of a stamp carved in Easy Carve for My Favourite DIY Stamp Carving Materials video by Kim Dellow

So here are the links to the people I mentioned in the video:

Find Julie Fei-Fan Balzer here:
CarveDecember
YouTube channel
Instagram

And Tania Ahmed here:
YouTube channel
Instagram

And don’t forget to let me know what you will be carving next!

Kim



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New Projects With Old DIY Carved Stamps

I’m in the middle of a major craft room reorganisation and I’ve been going through my magazine collection and cutting out the articles I have written to archive them. I love magazines and am in awe at the amazing people who work hard to put them together, as you probably guessed if you visited my blog yesterday! When I last did a rough count of how many articles I have written it was over 320, so I think a re-sort is super long overdue!

It’s a work in progress but during the re-sort I came across some stamps I carved for an article for Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 108 way back in 2012, although the magazine itself came out in 2013. I know! It is kind of making my eyes water just thinking about how long ago that was.

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A card using DIY Carved stamps by Kim Dellow

I don’t even think you can get the magazine any more it was that long ago. But I thought it would be fun to ink up the stamps again and make a couple of new cards with them. What do you think? Have the designs aged well? They are pretty naive but I quite like that style.

I have used them for a couple of other projects one on my blog which was an art journal page and for a stamp carving tutorial over on the Blitsy blog, although I carved a new leaf for that project to the one I used in the magazine.

These stamps are made from Speedball Speedy Carve and Soft Cut Lino but I have also carved stamps into erasers before as well.

Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 108 had a stamp carving article by Kim Dellow

You know, this project revisit is making my want to do some new stamp carving! There is something really satisfying about carving your own stamp designs although I would not say I was that good at it. There are some truly phenomenal stamp carvers who share the work on instagram.

For instance I love the work of Viktoria Åström, her work is gorgeous and so detailed, you can see her on instagram or on her website. She often uses nature to inspire her work but her designs have so much character too, so do go check her out!

A floral design card using hand carved stamps by Kim Dellow

I quite like using double printing and that is how I made the chequered background. They are two different stamps, one I covered a square grid into and the other that I carved a line grid but you can layer them to make the chequered pattern.

The leaves are also a double print and if you pop over to my tutorial on the Blitsy blog you can see exactly how I made that print.

Another handy tip if you do use the Speedball Speedy Carve or erasers to carve into, they are thick enough to cover a stamp on both sides so two for the price of one. The Soft Cut Lino is much thinner, or at least the ones I have are, so you can only carve on one side.

More details of the floral design card using hand carved stamps by Kim Dellow

close-up of the lightbulb design card by Kim Dellow

So how about you? Do you carve your own stamps? What was the last design you carved? What do you use? Or do you have a favourite stamp carving artists?

Kim

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