Focusing on patterns that can be repeated for impact and producing more than one stamp per eraser, my daughter and I have been carving like mad. Cutting an eraser in half, I made a zig zag stamp using an exacto knife. It can be used to make a border or stacked. With the other half, I carved a feathery leaf using a linocutter and it can be used as a border or repeated in a pattern.
On the long, narrow side of an eraser, my daughter carved vines to use as a page border and on the tiny end, a simple star, so tiny it could give a checkerboard effect using alternating colors.
Carving stamps... an inexpensive luxury... great for providing texture and interest to art journal backgrounds.
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