Sunday, February 17, 2008

I love STAMP

My mission to try out every hobby known to man is progressing just nicely. This week: Rubber stamps. Carved out from erasers, using tools such as an x-acto knife, nail files, linoleum carving thingies and my nails. These are very beginnerish, my technique sure needs some work, but they're fun. And kind of messy.
Things I learned: stamp ink stays on your hands. If you store the stamp pad upside down, there will be too much ink on your stamp (but if you store it normally, the ink just sinks to the bottom - what to do?). It's a good idea to clean the stamps after use. Really good idea.

I also love LOST. Best tv show in the world, really.
Pictured below is my Dharma stamp, the Hydra station. It's supposed to be an octagon, but it's a bit rounded. I need better carving tools. And bigger erasers. I'm going to Dharma-stamp the hell out of everything. This is not the last Lost-related craft you'll see on this blog, I can tell you that.

And because this was once a knitting blog - I have been knitting, I swear. I'm working on Jaywalker socks for myself. Still have about 10 cm to go and then I'll post a pic of the finished socks.


  1. I love all of your rubber stamps.
    I also want to start making rubber stamps and I have some ideas. I hope I start doing them soon.They seem like a lot of fun. Do you use stamp ink or do you use some other type of colors.

  2. Thank you!
    I use stamp ink, although I guess you could use diluted acrylic paints, watercolor or something like that.