Wednesday, October 26, 2011

September Meeting

Carving Eraser Stamps
with Violet Smythe

Although I wasn't able to stay for the program part of the meeting, I do have photos and the exemplars from that day. It was a very long time ago that I first took a class on eraser stamp carving, 1987 Calligraphy Northwest to be exact! The methods haven't changed much, perhaps the addition of being able to use carbon based photocopies to transfer images has opened up a new source of images.

Good to remember when you are making alphabet stamps is that when you trace them using a tracing paper and pencil method, you will trace the letter and then turn it over onto the eraser or plastic block you are cutting to transfer the image, which reverses the letter. When you stamp the image, it prints correctly.

The homework assignment was to decorate a white gift bag with letters &/or image rubber stamps that were carved at the meeting.
 Diana getting a head start on her homework!

Margot showed her carved image.

 Some bags decorated by Violet.

Nan, Fay and Joan busy creating at the meeting!

 Some examples of stamps carved from Safety Kut, a plastic block especially for carving.

 Wilma, Frank and Margot hard at work!

.Thank you to Violet for these photos.