Hand Carved Stamp Lessons


While I was making 30 of these postcards for a swap here at Mixed Media Club, I shot a lot of video. Below are some short lessons on the various things I did to put them together.


I carve stamps on an assortment of materials, with minimal tools. Here’s a quick look:

Transferring the Design

There are a variety of ways to transfer a design to the rubber. Here are a few suggestions:

Carving the Stamp

Once you have the right tools, carving a stamp is pretty straightforward. Here’s how I carved this stamp:

Printing the Design

Once the stamp is carved, it’s time to pull a test print, and then print the finished design. Here’s how I did that:

Adding Color

I wanted to add a little color to the design after it was printed. Here’s a look at the media I tried, and what worked:

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