Monday, May 18, 2009

Something to say, do you?

(actual size 2-3/4" x 1")

Carving lettering can be challenging, to be sure. From the very start, lettering was on my to-carve list. As a rubber stamp collector, the majority of the stamps I purchased were text, that is, if I could find what I was looking for.

I enjoy carving text, and in all font styles. The easiest, by far, is script. With it's curvy lines, it's much more forgiving then, say, a courier or block font, which demands precision.
(actual size 2-3/4" x 1")

So often I will hear a quote or gem of wisdom and be driven to carve it. This next stamp is a good example...
(actual size 4-1/2" x 2-3/4")

This next carve is a really cool font I found and used for the 'Hail Caesar' swap. It just seemed to fit this most excellent of quotes from Clone Wars. When prepping text for carving, I tweak it in my PrintShop software (I'm too poor for a PhotoShop splurge!). I pushed the lines of text as close together as possible to give myself a little more challenge.
(actual size 1" x 2")

And one more, with script...definitely a favorite of mine.
(actual size 4-1/2" x 3")


Draygonflies said...

*reaching up to close my mouth* Umm... ahhh... Wow. Dang girl, you are amazing! AMAZING! I keep trying to carve letters but the results are not worth keeping. Wow.


Ari C'rona said...

I absolutely love those quotes, my dear! :o)

Mama Cache said...

The variety of font styles is so impressive. I really want to watch you again; I can't get a mental picture of a gouge doing this. You are amazing!

Any more of these on the horizon?

Draygonflies said...

I'm tweeting this... BTW.

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