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Take a look at how I work on detailed stamps

I first begin with tracing my pattern. I used my phone's lightbox so can see where I am drawing on my tracing paper. I used washi tape to hold my tracing paper in place. It doesn't leave marks on my phone screen.

Then I transfer my design on to the carving block by putting it face down. (The part where the lead is on should be facing the surface of the carving block.)
I then transfer the design onto the block by rubbing the back of the tracing paper on the block using any flat surface object. You can use a bone folder or a coin to do this. I use the top end of my metal cutter to transfer this image. I sometimes use my fingers but that's not always effective. In the video I used my finger to go over the parts that were not completely transferred.

You should get a mirror image afterwards. Next, I cut the piece of the carving block that has the image on it.

Carving begins! I start with outlining the shape and then carving the details towards the center.

This particular design took me 4 and a half hours to finish carving with breaks in between.

Materials used:
Daiso Carving block
Versacraft square brown
NT Cutter D-401P + 35 degree angled blade
Cutting Mat
Pencil, Transfer Paper, & Washi tape

Join me on my next workshop: Stamp Making Session at The Crafter's Market on July 30, 2016.


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Name: Marz Ren | AKA: 認馬摯
​Marz is a handmade stamp artist turning things and people into stamps since 2013

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