New Members - How to Begin Carving
Carving Stamps by Julie Hagan Bloch; ISBN 1 - 882817 - 05 - 2
Make a Stamp: http://members.aol.com/zetetics/links.htm#Eraser-Carving
The Hand Carved Stamp Booklet - Linda Brennan, special price to CC members, StampCarve@aol.com
How to Carve Erasers into Rubber Stamps by Rusty Clark
Ruud Janssen's Eraser Carving Information from 1993
How to Make a Rubber Stamp - Der Mad Stamper http://members.aol.com/Letterboxr/carving.html
Dremel Multi-Pro Carving Instructions: by Mary Jane Hopper
How to Carve your Own Stamp: by Lynette Wagner http://www.state51.co.uk/hottips/295/makestamp.html
Ruthann Zaroff's How-To Page http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/carving/
How to Create Carveable Images Using Photo Editing Software by Lynn Gary
The Tampa Bay Eraser Carving Club: http://web.tampabay.rr.com/lgary/TBECC
Eraser Carving by Elaine Normandy: http://www.stardel.com/carve.htm
Fran's Rubber Carving, Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/franontheedge/RubberCarving.html
Contains some carving product comparisons, etc.
Carving 101 Tutorial by Kristi Schuler: http://www.kurki15.com/tutorials/carving101/index.html
Prepping Photos for Carving Using Adobe Photoshop 6.0: Details about class to be held. http://www.kurki15.com/tutorials/photo_prep/index.html
Stamp Carving with Raven: class in text format; http://crafts.dm.net/mall/classes/991106d.html
Carving for the Absolute Beginner Class - Raven
Artists of the Round Table - Carving
Tips from the editor of Eraser Carver's Quarterly
Carving Tutorials - Specific Techniques
Carving Stamps Using a Dremel Tool
Photo Carving Tutorial: for converting photos for carving. http://web.tampabay.rr.com/lgary/TBECC/convertinstructions.html
Create Unique Stamps from Photos - Speedy Stamp (Speedball): http://www.speedballart.com/photostamplesson.html
Advanced Technique: 5-Stage Reduction Print - Dean Bandes, http://world.std.com/~deanb/zgg/reduction_block_1.html then Lake Sevan Church example; http://world.std.com/~deanb/zgg/reduction_block_2.html
Art+Design, Etching the Linoleum Block Printing Plate, Printmaking Technical Information: http://www.art.eku.edu/programs/print/tech/linoleum.html
Nasco Safety-Kut Tutorial: http://www.nascofa.com/prod/Statis?page=ac_print&seqid=0
Stampeaz's: Free Eraser Carving Directions: http://www.stampeaz.com/carvindir.html
Xylene transfers work on some carving materials, but take care - the odors can be noxious.
Acetone Transfers also work on some carving materials. I have found nail polish remover in a pure form that includes acetone works well.
Heat Transers, with an iron work well with certain photocopies; however, some use different kinds of toner that don't work well.
Here's more on Transfers: http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/carving/
Newbie Questions Answered:
If you have newbie questions that aren't answered at this CC website, please send your e-mail message to the Carving Consortium listserv or e-mail Linda (below) and she'll be glad to do it for you.
If you are new, or even not so new to the CC list and carving, but have
questions and would like a buddy to talk to on a more personal level, send
Trish Gerhardt email@example.com a private email with the following information in the BODY of your message:
- your name
- city, state
- email address
- and interests (carving or otherwise).
Diana will match you up with another carver who can guide you through some of the ins and outs of the CC list, website and carving in general.
And to all of the more experienced CC members - Diana is still adding to the list of willing mentors, so if you think you'd like to assist a new carver, send Diana the same info as above and she'll get you matched as soon as she can!
Your comments are always welcome:EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org