Lately I've had such an itch to create my own rubber stamps but I really struggled in finding the tools as well as rubber so in the end I asked around and realised I was using the wrong words... after all I'm British and use the English English and not the American English...I forget sometimes that I should be doing that when on the internet in order to find what I'm looking for.
Someone mentioned eraser carving and I found exactly what I was looking for on Etsy at craftyjapan so I bought a set of tools. I was so good that I didn't buy a single tape even though she has so many amazing designs that I could have bought a box full. craftyjapan was a brilliant seller in sorting out a mess I made and shipped everything the next day so I got my tools a week later.
Just before I received my tools I paid a visit to Staples as I knew they would have a box full of rubbers that I could buy and create my stamps with. I couldn't help doodling on my rubbers before then even though I knew I should get used to my tools first and stick to simple shapes which I should really do despite creating these....
I probably won't use these stamps though as they aren't great just yet so as I said I need to stick to basic shapes in order to get the feel of my tools properly before thinking I'm a pro and can start creating master pieces. I do hope that one day I do create amazing stamps one day though even though right now I can't imagine it.
The thing I haven't yet managed to find though is rubber to carve into as these are really limited in the size/shapes I can do.
Its another thing that I can tick off on my project list though.
Have you fulfilled any of your ambitions lately?