Monday, June 22, 2015

Teapot Stamps Tutorial

I have been wanting to make my own stamps for a while now. I made some teapot sketches recently and thought they would be perfect to make my own stamps! You can see the designs HERE. Making your own stamps is fairly easy.

You will need:
Carving Rubber - I used Speedball - Speedy carve
Carving tools 
Tracing Paper
Your design
Ink pad


The carving rubber is very easy to work with. Be careful when using the carving tool. The blades are very sharp.




Next you will transfer your design on to the carving rubber. I did not need to apply too much pressure when doing this. It transferred on to the Speedy carve easily. You can use your fingernails, or the back of a pencil or your carving tool. Anything that will help burnish the back of your design.
At this point remember, if you are cutting words or copy, they will read in reverse. 


Now the fun stuff. Start carving! The easiest way to start carving is from the outer edge of the design. Keep in mind that we are cutting away the negative part of the design. (The part you don't want stamped on the surface) You can use the blades as per your design. They are available in various sizes. 

I cut out all of the negative space. I tried to make it as even as possible. 


Once you are satisfied with your stamp, try it out! Before using the ink pad blow off any rubber dust that might be stuck to the stamp.

You can make any adjustments that you feel are needed for the stamp. Keep carving until you are happy with your stamp.

And, there you go! All done. So easy! 

If you want, you can mount your stamps on to a wooden block.

Next, I am going to carve out some more designs and make some Kitchen Art Prints and some Tea party invitations! Coming up soon on my ETSY store!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Customize your Art Print!

I have been working on adding some Art Print's that you can customize to fit your needs. Some are still WIP, but these two are available on my ETSY store! Check them out.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Teapot doodles... Because why not?

I did some teapot sketches! Planning to make some little stamps out of these designs! I will be making my 1st ever video tutorial for the stamps! Stay tuned!

Which ones do you like the best?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Inspirational Quote for my Home Office

I keep re arranging and updating my Home office all the time. This time I thought I needed an inspirational quote. I always have the poem 'You are the result of yourself' by Pablo Neruda pinned up, but I felt like I needed something more!

So I looked up on Pintrest for some inspirational quotes and This one caught my attention. I like how to the point it is :D After all doesn't it all come down to this?

I wish I had taken some In process pictures. But, I was so excited I completely forgot!

I used a piece of wood I had lying around. I measured the size of my panel and planned out the lettering in Photoshop. I followed THIS tutorial to transfer the ink onto the wood panel. Easy peasy!
I filled in the letters with a marker. I stapled the twine to the back of the panel. Used a push pin to hang it and TA DAAA!!!

Do you have any inspirational quotes in your Home Office?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Updates on my ETSY store!

I have been working really hard on my ETSY store. Added a lot of new stuff, re arranged the items, worked on some of the pictures, worked on my titles and SEO. I am hoping that brings in more traffic!

Check out my ETSY store HERE and let me know what you think! 

I am also working on adding more items. WIP posts and videos coming soon!