When I turned in the first draft of the manuscript for my book a few weeks ago, the first thing I did was treat myself to a few new craft books. I had avoided purchasing new books that would distract me, and I was in the mood for someone to tell me how to make something. I happily flipped and got inspired for a couple of days, and one of my favorites is Geninne Zlatkis's book Making An Impression. I have been inspired by Geninne online for years, and it was just as inspiring to read about her process of hand carving stamps. And, as luck (and a stocked craft room) would have it, I happened to have some easy carve blocks and the needed carving tool on hand. (I love it when I can immediately jump in!).
I did a little stamp carving a few years ago and for whatever reason, did not take to it at all. This time was different, although I can't pinpoint exactly why. I have already used them in my sketchbook and I'm thinking it is time to play with them on some fabric. (Just happen to have some fabric paint too.)
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