Lots of fun with the Green Pepper Press Street Team this month! Michelle challenged us to carve our own stamps, direct results may be seen in the new and improved banner for this blog - made from one of my newly hand-carved stamps. Here are the images I carved - thank you for looking at them!
This was the first stamp I carved - mehndi inspired - I used to bellydance a couple of years ago, and I learned henna design from one of my teachers. I still use a lot of inspiration from henna in my doodling.
I decided this stamp looked like a Moroccan rug.
The second one started out as my name, and then (due to my realization that I would need to write it backwards) it morphed into a life of its own. I think it's a butterfish (butterfly x fish hybrid!)
The third one I made just for me; it is Lili, Infanta of Dachsonia (seen as the "furry muse" in a previous post) as a fairy of the spring.
Here's my favorite; this one was the most technically advanced of the lot (I actually carved it in relief as opposed to just carving down onto the surface of the stamp.