Having an etsy store sets the stage for me to doing repeat carves. While carving the same damn owl 6 times in a row ( skeleton owl halloween circa 2013) can get a bit tedious I like comparing how my skills improve from one stamp to the next. This is just the case with this house stamp. You may remember a little over a year ago I carved a house stamp for a coworker as a present when she bought a new home. You can see the carve below. I remember when I carved this I was so proud, to be able to get depth and texture, regardless of how limited it was. I was pretty proud of that shrub out front as well.
It has been a year since I have carved a stamp like this but recently a lady purchased a custom stamp of her house. I think her husband has a porch business as he designed and made the porch in the photo. So I went to carving.
|Photo of the house|
|Stencil of the photo|
I created the texture in the top of the house by taking a little fork looking tool used for lino cuts and scraping pieces of the OZ Kut. Love how it turned out. I think it is fantastic to have these measures to compare your once carving to your skills a year later