Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cutting Letters

Cutting letters for rubber stamps has been one of the most challenging tasks for me since discovering rubber stamp carving. I'm determined to gain confidence and skill through lots and LOTS of practice. Sure, I can do it. but it's not enjoyable because of the precision and lack of room for error. It's a scary thing!

My friend at Haff It Your Way was kind and patient and allowed me to practice on her. For my "guinea pig" piece, I think it turned out pretty well! We worked together and communicated through MANY messages to design this piece especially for her. I saw this as a personal challenge and opportunity for growth. I'm happy that we did this, but I'm still not comfortable to take orders on just yet.
A few other examples of letter work I've done include "Handmade with LOVE" and "h&n". My son's handwritten name has got to be my favorite! Actually, THAT one was fun, probably because it was personal and I wasn't trying to duplicate a specific font. A child's handwriting is very forgiving in carving.

"The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence."
- Walt Disney

1 comment:

HIYW said...

Can't believe I missed this lol I LOVE my stamp! You did and amazing job on it!!