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I looooove hand-carving stamps!
I carved my very very first stamps last night, and I was having so much fun that I stayed up 2 hours past my bedtime... I strongly recommend any crafters out there reading this: If you haven't tried hand-carving stamps, try it! It's so fun and rewarding...
So, to illustrate my progression, I'll tell you what order I made them in. #1 was the coral dove, #2 was the teeny pink birdie, #3 was the blue feather, #4 was the teal sparrow, and #5 was the black crow.
So, I had some extra twinchie* bases laying around from another project I'm working on (you'll see it soon, it's gonna be TIGHT) so I made some twinchies using my new stamps!
*A twinchie is a 2" by 2" little piece of artwork. There are also inchies, 1" by 1". They appeal to a lot of crafters and artists because you can get pretty creative with them and make a little piece of art without the effort it may take to do a huge painting or collage or whatnot. Yeah, it sounded pretty stupid to me at first, but little art stuffs are pretty satisfying to make, like ATCs, inchies, twinchies, etc. Plus, they don't take up a lot of room in my lil craftspace. I can just paste them into my art journal if I want to!
Happy weekend, everyone. And if you haven't yet left a comment to enter into the giveaway, DO IT! Your chances of winning are actually pretty decent right now :D