Friday, September 30, 2011

Take Flight

Take flight!
Bird Box
Away you go
My latest hand carved bird stamp. I used a Speedball Speedy-Carve rubber block instead of the Steadtler Mastercarve ones that I normally use
because they've been out of stock for months. Can't find them anywhere.
I'm really happy with the pink stuff. It works very well for detailed stamps.

52 Lovely Comments:

Blogger bicocacolors said...

looooove it!

9/30/2011 9:04 AM  
OpenID lacasadelgatodotcom said...

Esta precioso! Happy finde :-)!

9/30/2011 9:04 AM  
Blogger seelvana said...


9/30/2011 9:04 AM  
Blogger Alexandra K. said...

Love it!!!

9/30/2011 9:09 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I, too, want to try the pink stuff - it looks like it would be better for detail work. Lovely!

9/30/2011 9:15 AM  
Blogger Angel Szafranko said...

So pretty!

9/30/2011 9:56 AM  
Blogger Jo Murray said...

Gorgeous bird, great detail.

9/30/2011 10:21 AM  
Blogger Amy Louski said...

looks good.
nicely done!

9/30/2011 10:24 AM  
Blogger Lisa Graves said...

wow. my jaw drops every time I check in on your blog. Amazing!

9/30/2011 10:41 AM  
Blogger Daniela said...

Gorgeous as usual! Congratulations Geninne!

9/30/2011 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

Delightful! ^.^

9/30/2011 11:26 AM  
Blogger FarfallaDK said...

Oh, you always make the most amazing and beautiful stamps!
This bird is so wonderful.
As always: A huge inspiration to me!

9/30/2011 11:29 AM  
Blogger tinajo said...

Just beautiful! :-)

9/30/2011 11:32 AM  
Blogger Polina said...

wow this stamp is perfect!Wings are so detailed!

9/30/2011 12:03 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

i love how you bent it around that box
and where oh where did you get that mushroom tape:)

9/30/2011 12:11 PM  
Blogger Julie Clay Illustration said...

Such lovely work again Geninne. I have just managed to find some of the pink stuff here in England and got myself some linocutting tools, so I'm all set to go. Just need the time and a little inspiration, which you give in abundance, Many thanks.

9/30/2011 12:21 PM  
Blogger Julia Kim said...

It's so awesome and huge... Amazing job! Nice to see all the things that you can do with it :)

9/30/2011 12:23 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

I just love all the creative ways you use your beautiful stamps. This one is super-pretty!!!

Have a sweet weekend!


9/30/2011 1:07 PM  
Anonymous rk said...

I love your stamp! I am so inspired to get back into carving and improving my skills. I get confused by the negative/positive and carve the wrong parts if I try detailed one like yours! Much practice needed. Yours are just always so perfect. What a powerful skill you have, to be able to carve anything you want! I dream of being able to do that one day (mainly because I love stamps but they are so pricey!).
Thanks for making this Friday so inspiring!

9/30/2011 1:17 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Maunder said...

That little birdie gets around! :)

9/30/2011 1:35 PM  
Blogger gabylarios said...

Lindísimo.. como siempre!
A mi también me encantan los pájaros! x

9/30/2011 1:53 PM  
Blogger Michelle Schneider said...

oh! that is so gorgeous! what a pretty package to receive in the mail. definately makes me want one...

9/30/2011 2:53 PM  
Blogger TLN said...

Gorgeous - as always! :) I shared you link at

9/30/2011 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Aline said...

So nice!

9/30/2011 5:29 PM  
Blogger Rae said...

that is a beautiful stamp! i always use the pink stuff when i carve stamps (for letter boxing) because i feel like the master carve falls apart. i haven't carved anything in a while, you have inspired me!

9/30/2011 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Meaning-full said...


9/30/2011 6:32 PM  
Blogger Claudine Intner said...

Really amazing! One of these days I need to try carving stamps.

9/30/2011 6:46 PM  
Blogger Lisa Graham Art said...

That's neat. I just love your photos!

9/30/2011 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Marta Traughber said...

that's awesome!

9/30/2011 9:08 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

your birds are so lovely. I want to order something from you just for the packaging! :)

9/30/2011 9:30 PM  
Blogger ashnsari1 said...

So excited to see some more of your carving!

9/30/2011 9:33 PM  
Blogger Suki said...

The Mastercarve dilemma is stumping us all! I manage collage (an art supply store in Portland, OR). I haven't been able to get Mastercarve for over 6 months now, every distributor has stopped carrying it, but none can tell me why. I too have switched to Speedy Carve and love it! But I miss our old thick white buttery friend.
If you ever find yourself in Oregon, come visit us at collage, you would love it! Probably just as much as I love your new stamp!

9/30/2011 10:38 PM  
Blogger jenna said...


10/01/2011 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Yna said...

Wow. What tools do you use? Is it a special Cutter?
Your stamps are so detailed. I cannot do this with the normal Cutter. Your stamps are really fantastic.

10/01/2011 1:29 AM  
Blogger Zacisze wyśnione... said...

I love Your birds! Full of love, and so beautiful! :-)

10/01/2011 5:10 AM  
Blogger Maggi Co said...

¿Puedo preguntar que eso que parece que lleva unas setas/hongos estampados????


10/01/2011 7:59 AM  
Blogger Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

these projects are so clever cute & beautiful all in one. Love how the speech bubble adds whimsy. You are so inspiring!

10/01/2011 11:51 AM  
Blogger Christine E-E said...

the little, teeny, tiny house is adorable... did you make it?

10/01/2011 4:13 PM  
Blogger Kim Longhurst said...

Oooh love the bird stamp so much!! Definitely going to give the hand carved stamps a bash, thank you for your tutorial.

10/03/2011 7:18 AM  
Blogger Frances said...

They're all out of Mastercarve because you generously recommended them and now we've all bought them! I managed to get two small ones and have been practicing. I like them much better than the pink stuff, less crumbly. Thank you so much for sharing your work, it is so wonderful!

10/03/2011 2:52 PM  
Blogger Lauren Haupt Estes said...

This would be the most amazing package to see in my mailbox!

10/04/2011 10:41 AM  
Blogger jo so and sew said...

Nice to see the Polish stamp there... the country of my family's origin... and in my thoughts lately...

10/10/2011 12:32 AM  
Blogger cunitia said...

Wonderful...breathtakingly beautiful, you're such an inspiring artist! I've been looking for something similar to carve, but even if Staedtler is a German brand, I couldn't get it here in Germany. Fortunatly there is another brand who has a carving blog as well!
I use carving tools that look like yours, but I think yours are better, because your work is so much more detailed! Thank you so much for sharing!

10/10/2011 11:22 AM  
Blogger mika said...

yet again, your stamps are gorgeous!

i FINALLY came across a couple of mastercarve blocks at a local artist & craftsman supply store, but haven't been able to find them anywhere else! i use the speedball speedy-carve also, but wish they were a bit thicker!

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