Gencon August 17-20,2017
My first class of my Gencon weekend was a rubber stamp carving class. I remember carving and doing printmaking in high school, but that was ages ago. The instructor showed the class a few out of the box items that can be used to carve a stamp.
The large stamp we made was from an oversized rubber eraser from the dollar store! Compared to purchasing a linoleum block to carve out of, this was much more economical.
We did another stamp using a regular sized eraser. The instructor reminded is that there are actually 6 sides to an eraser, therefore 6 carving surfaces.
The hardest part of the class was coming up with a design to carve. It was hard to think of something on the spot like that. But I was happy with what I ended up with. I am excited to try out some more carving and maybe incorporate some into my jewelry designs.