I was just having a quick look around (okay, I'll admit that occasionally, Pinterest does suck me in, but for the most part, I really do try to limit myself to 10 minutes...or so. :) ) when I saw a pin for stampmaking. Yep, the kind of thing I remember doing once before as a kid in junior high with a pink eraser and an exacto knife.
After I repinned that cute little pin, I really couldn't stop thinking about it. Does that ever happen to you? It's a little silly to admit, but I just kept thinking about this adorable smiling cloud and knew I had to try stampmaking. I spent a couple hours (Time flies when the kids are tucked in bed!) researching and then decided to just try it. But on the cheap. So, I ordered some beginner materials, along with buying some thick white erasers from the craft store, and when everything arrived, I just started carving.
And...I love it. I love digging into the rubber, creating funny tree-like grooves. I love how relaxing it is to create whatever I want.
I did learn, that I need a lot more practice. Tiny shapes are hard to control, and just one ill-placed line can ruin the stamp, so I have to be careful, and patient, and take my time. I'm not very good at any of those things, but I think stampmaking and I are still a perfect match.
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