Saturday, August 02, 2008

Rubber Stamped..

So, I joined a hand carved rubber stamp swap. Now THAT was an experience.

I didn't do so badly in the beginning.



Started thinking, okay, I can do this!



All went downhill from there, though...




If you can't tell, this was supposed to be Pon, of Pon and Zi :



WOW, that did not work. (How much do I adore Pon and Zi?????)



I have done lino carving before, and I have to say, I MUCH prefer using that, instead. You can SEE how much better I do with it!!




I was particularly proud of how close to the original I got with this pic by Edward Gorey! All freehand, too! :D





I'm going to keep going with the rubber (mostly cause I still have 5 erasers sitting around, waiting to be used, lol), but oh, how disappointing how bad I went!!

10 comments:

Patty said...

I think you did a great job! Who is Pon? He is so cute! I'm going to go Google him. And, I want to see what you do with the other five erasers.

CurlyPops said...

Wow, I think they're amazing...I bought a packet of erasers this week to have a go at making some stamps but I wanted to get some lino cutting tools first.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

You're doing really well! And I love your fishy lino print!

Lilli said...

Wow you sure are hard on yourself, because they're gorgeous! Just chuck out what you don't like.

There must be something in the air, because I've had rubber stamping on the brain lately too. Haven't committed to rubber yet, all in my brain so far.

Liz said...

I am really impressed! How big are those erasers? The only printing I've ever done was drawing on the backs of meat trays... NOTHING compared to your carvings!

iHanna said...

I think all of the are great! And I totally agree with you on orange and pink = they GO together! :-)

Mary-Laure said...

I'm very impressed!
I'd like to try but I'm so hopelessly clumsy...

Sasparilla Sue said...

I like all of them! My favorite is the first, tho. Little love birds are cute!

Teal Chic said...

These look great! Beautiful blog!!!

Donna said...

The Edward Gorey one is fantastic, I love his illustrations.

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