I'm guessing you may have lino-cut an image for a print-making assignment 'round about junior high? If that was the last time you used a 'v' cutter than you are missing out! Carving stamps is easy, addictive, and an inexpensive way to customize art-making tools. It's a great way to embrace "make it your own", one of my favorite mantras. Designing and cutting your own images leads to art that is clever, authentic and personal. I always have slabs or scraps of safety-cut material on my studio table to help me out in a pinch. You can spend hours on a large and/or intricate piece like the first one I show, or whip out a few quickies like in the last sample. Here's the thing - I've only the used the time-consuming one a few times, but the little trees have been used over and over. Haven't tried your hand at carving yet? I have a tutorial you can visit - maybe you'll take the plunge.
Visit the stamp carving tutorial by clicking on the TUTORIAL button in right sidebar, or click HERE.