Tonight after work I just crashed. Absolutely emotionally and physically drained from this work week, and it had only been 3 days. After a loooong nap, I woke up around 9 p.m. with so much to do. But, in true Robayre style, instead of tackling anything on my urgent to-do list, I decided to carve this stamp. I deserved that little treat.
I drew out the beginning idea in my sketchbook a week or two ago.
I have carving supplies but I have found that just using an Xacto knife on this soft block carves up so much easier and quicker. On the top finished print, I used a combination of gold embossing powders, one was a metallic and one was a glitter and it had this awesome result. Of course I love it and now I want to print up tons of them and give them to all the cool people I know.
And then, just for fun…
A super quick little demo on embossing. It’s as easy as that. Embossing stamp pad, powder and heat gun, voila! I remember first doing this as a freshman in high school taking Graphic Arts. Well, we were using commercial stamps with logos, but you get the idea.