Yesterday I carved a cat stamp and made small gifts for my customers.
I'm not so good at carving, but I'd like to show how I did it.
I hope it would help you.
At first, I draw a design, this time, a cat. To copy it on the eraser, please draw it with pencil.
Then put it on the eraser and scratch it well.
I copied it.
I use this OLFA cutter knife for carving.
The tip of the knife is sharper than usual cutter, and it makes easier to carve detailed design.
You need only cutter knife, eraser and a cutting board. If you have carving knives, it will make it easier.
I cut the piece of just around the cat.
Then, begin from the outline. The most important thing is the angle of the knife.
Like the picture, cut at the line at a 45 degrees (or so) angle.
Then cut it from the outside with the same angle.
You should have carved like "V". It makes stamp sturdy.
When you cut the outside of the outline, put the cutter knife like the picture.
I finish the outside of the cat. I couldn't cut near the tail, but if you use the carving knife, it should be better...
Then go to the inside with the same way. When you carve the detailed place, please carve it lightly.
I finished it!
I stamped it on the fabric with the ink for fabric.
It doesn't disappear if you iron it after stamping. I love this ink.
Then, I cut them all.
And put a cotton code on the top.
And I sewed with the backside fabric leaving a space to turn it out.
I closed the opening.
At last, I decorated them with Sashiko stitch.
They are for my customers. I put them for whom get 20 dollars or more.
I carved only about 10 stamps. It's easy to begin and you can make your original design with them. Please try it!
Have a good day.
I'm going to go for a trip from 4th. October. I'm really excited now. But it would be rainy days...