eraser stamps

arp-inspired fish
jenn and i chatted about carving eraser stamps months ago… she even bought us each a few to carve. and they sat in my drawer until last weekend.

traditional fish
painted fish studio doesn’t have a symbol/mark/picture as part of its identity. i prefer the simplicity of a logotype (a logo that consists of typography only). but i thought it’d be fun to carve a few fish that i can use to use when i mail packages, or to decorate notes and tags.

fun fish

and by having a few different fish, i can pick which fish i want to use based on how i feel that day… modern? traditional? playful?

i used the same linoleum cutter that i use to carve blocks, and i didn’t take any photos while i was working on them. but if you need a tutorial, geninne‘s got an amazing one here.

15 responses to “eraser stamps”

  1. jess says:

    I think the top one is my favorite. Is there no end to your creativity?

  2. alex sunday says:

    i love the orange and grey ones in the middle. (:

  3. Thea - mon ami says:

    You are amazing! I love these little guys. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at eraser stamps so thanks for the tutorial

  4. Anna says:

    I love them! All of them. I’ve been wanting to make some stamps for a while now too. I actually have all the supplies sitting around waiting for me to have time/inspiration. Great link to Geninne’s!

  5. jenn says:

    Awesome! Obviously on my list as well, and I actually think I started one of a flower. Need an ink pad, and more hours in the day.

    And, Jess, there is no end to Jen’s creativity… amazing.

  6. aimee says:

    the top is my favorite!!

  7. vanessa says:

    digging all of these!

  8. Susie says:

    excellent. a little fish on a thank you for packaging – so charming.

  9. heather says:

    they all look great – my favorite is the red fish.

  10. kristin says:

    i haven’t carved in a while, but you sure are making me want to…they are all my favorites…i love the idea of a different style for a different mood… that’s me too…always changing

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  12. Florcita says:

    Im always saying that I want to try this out, never do it. These fishes look great! And so neat! Not that easy to carve on an eraser!

  13. la ninja says:

    the first one is a bloody winner. so plump, so orange, so out there… I want to be that fish. glub, glub…

  14. cindy says:

    i love the top one, too!

  15. Leslie says:

    Those are so great! I’ve carved before but nothing as fabulous as these.

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