Ben at Sixty

New commission piece for a birthday celebration. Design was provided by the client
When I got the client brief I was excited to see that it was a lettering piece although admittedly I was dreading the serif fonts which I still need to practice more of.
Part of the brief was that the stamp would used on 4 diameter coasters so I had to make a stamp that is bigger than what I usually make. I used a new carving block for this stamp that I sourced from Hey Kessy

This thin carving block goes at Php 120 a pop. Its not on the website but you'll find it in their physical store among other rubber blocks that I particularly like using. Last I checked, they also have NT art knifes which is what I used to carve with this particular block.

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I had to cut up my rubber block and lay it out on what I think is roughly a 4" x 3" wooden mount to meet the client's requirements. Now the client has to find that archival or pigment ink to use with the stamp that I recommend buying from Gourdo's (they carry crafting and scrapbooking materials already.)

Sixty is such a big number. What a great time to be alive!

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Name: Marz Ren | AKA: 認馬摯
​Marz is a handmade stamp artist based in Quezon City, Philippines. This one-person team takes pride in making handmade stamps as mindful way of printing.

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