Friday, June 6, 2008

Eraser Carving Fun


Today B and I did some eraser carving. Totally fun. A few tips:
  1. I taught B to always carve by pushing the tool away from his hands/body...just in case there were any slips (luckily there weren't but these tools are sharp so you want to be careful)
  2. He started drawing his designs on the carving material with a pencil, and I had to help carve those because the lines were so delicate...we then switched to a big Sharpie and that worked great, he was able to follow the lines much more easily
  3. Cutting the finished stamps out of the carving block is best done by the parent because you have to cut through so much material


10 comments:

Isdihara said...

You did a GREAT job on these eraser carvings! I'm impressed and inspired. Seeing how well the space saucer and rocket turned out, makes me wish to see a space alien too. :-)

Jessica said...

I will pass that compliment onto my son! I agree his designs are great...

i'm kelly said...

soooo cute. i can't wait to try!

meika said...

Wow I love these! He did a great job! I might just have to have a go at these myself!

love.boxes said...

What a cool project!

Thimbleanna said...

So Cute! Thanks for showing how it's done -- I'd love to try this idea!

Mom2fur said...

Wow, great job! I used to be really into stamping and tried hand-carving them. It's a hobby I gave up, but this is so cute I could almost take it up again, LOL!

StrawberryCreek said...

Very cool! Thanks for the link to the tutorial at Geninne's blog. I can't wait to try this!

chronicler said...

I have been thinking of the erasure carving since your last post about the process. What an interesting project, it turned out quite well!

Katy Lin :) said...

what fun! thanks for the poinetrs! (and i love the earrings, too :> )