Hello,

I am wondering who in this group make hand-carved stamps ?  If you do, I would love to connect with you and would love to exchange each other's works via postal mails. 

I started making hand-carved stamps in September 2021 and since then I made about over 30 stamps with flat erasers, a design knife and chisels.

Please feel free to comment here or message me ! :-)

Here are some of my hand-carved stamp works :

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Hi Kiki, may I ask: with which tool are you doing the tiny details? And which kind of chisels do you use? Could you indicate the brand or upload a photo? I'm just starting with these:

thank you in advance and sunny regards :)

Dear Rebekka

These are the tools I use for carving stamps.

For tiny details, I use a design knife and small graver / chisel.

I mainly learned from books and my teacher is Tomoko Tsukui.

You can watch her videos on youtube :-)

She holds the eraser when carving, but I place  an flat eraser on the table when carving.

Please show us your works when done! I would love to exchange with you too :-)

thank you Kiki! I'll try the design knife (which I have at home and the tools Lau suggested). Interesting technique your teacher is using: turning the piece with one hand and carving with the other. I'll try that out and share the experience. First work is on it's way to you (already sent it before you commented :))

Please just be cafeful not to cut your fingers ;-)

okay! Thank you. I'll do my best :) Chisels arrive today. Will tell you how I liked to work with them. Could take some time due to the nice weather ;)

I just started carving my own stamps. Happy to exchange postcards! Coco Muchmore, PO Box 373, Perry, KS 66073 USA. Thanks!

I would be happy to do this Coco :) I'll send you a postcard with one of my first stamps.

Hello Coco!

Yes, let us exchange. I will send you first :-)

Dear Kiki, Coco & Rebekka , I'd like to exchange too. It's been a month since I also started to learn how to do my own stamps using Linocut. I'd be happy to send you the results! I'll send you a Mail art in a few days!

super! :) I'll send you something wihtin the next days.

Hi Aina,

Yes, we can exchange. Please just allow me

time!

Cheers,

Kiki

Hi everybody,

I'm carving stamps for years now and used the same tools I used for linocut.

I used Swiss made Pfeil gouges. These tools are rather expensive (around 25 USD in Belgium), but are really great. You can used those gouges for very small details : you can find a 1 mm V shaped and a 0,5 mm U shaped.

I carved rubber softcut plates presented as an alternative to real linoleum by the manufacturer Essdee. In real, it is not very pleasant to engrave (not so pleasant than real linoleum), but give good results when printed. 

See you.

 

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