I thought I would write a tutorial for eraser carving- aka block carving. I’ve been eraser carving since way back when- at least 10-15 years. Usually, I will carve for awhile, then put it away. Time will pass, and I will have a great reason to bring it out once again, so I do. After I get it out of my system, I will put it away once more. It’s a cycle.
Around 1996, I was asked to take part in a group book project called, Raplica, where you had to include a carved image into your page design. My good friend, Lori S-C, was also in that group- which was alot of fun! I’m getting sidetracked here, so I’ll get to the tutorial.
Step 1: First you gather your carving supplies:
Step 2: Draw your design with a #2 pencil. When you are happy, you may deepen the darkness of the lines.
You are now ready for Lesson 2 to finish this tutorial. This is where we begin to carve and complete the finished stamp.