Carving Stamps- My Technique

January 14, 2015 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts by Ursula Smith

Last week I posted about transferring designs to my favorite stamping material, SpeedyCarve by Speedball. If you didn’t catch that post, you can find it here. This week I decided to go ahead and show you a few tips on the actual carving. There are tons of tutorials on carving stamps, so this is just my take on it- some tips especially for carving curved designs.

If you have stamp carving material left over, check out one of my ideas for using it over on Cre8ive Klatch.



Rubber Stamp Carving Rosemal Image

Rubber Stamp Carving Rosemal Image

Carving Stamps- Transfer Your Design from Cutouts

January 8, 2015 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts by Ursula Smith

I have been carving up a storm the past few weeks! I was already back into the stamp designing/carving groove when I watched a video by Anne Bagby. Her stamps designs look a lot like the ones I carve/make! Her artwork is gorgeous, and it inspired me to finish up my carving and get back to  working with my stamps. So I will plan to release a few posts about the actual stamp carving process and I then hope to have more projects that are blog post worthy to show in the future :) .

Here is a discussion on what stamp material I like to use for carving and how I transfer my designs to the material. Please note that both of the carving blocks of “rubber” I use are made by Speedball. I particularly like the pink material which is actually called Speedy Carve. In the video, I keep referring to the white material as SpeedyCarve, when in actuality the white material is called SpeedyCut. My apologies and hopefully that will clear up any confusion!


Here is a smattering of stamps I have been playing with…

Hand Carved Stamps Sampling

Hand Carved Stamps Sampling