I had a very artful weekend, taking 3 classes with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer of Balzer Designs at Bizzy B. The first one, on Friday night, was called "Stamp Carving 101" and totally lived up to its name.
I've carved stamps before; I even have a cute little box full of supplies.
days of the week!! - examples of my fellow students' talent on the right.)
which she kindly autographed for each of us who bought a copy. There are lots of great techniques in the book for taking your stamp carving to the next level, I can't wait to try them out. Stay tuned!
The moment I knew Julie's teaching had been successful was when I was playing in my journal on Sunday night after I had come home from class and found myself wishing I could add a row of dots to the page I was working on. I didn't have a marker the right size or colour for what I wanted but suddenly it occurred to me, why not carve myself what I wanted? So I did, right there and then. I made this little stamp, with two sizes of dots, and then set about stamping with it in my journal.