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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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Exercise 32: STAMP CARVING TUTORIAL

IN THIS EXERCISE, YOU WILL CREATE SIMPLE STEMMED FLORA CUT FROM RUBBER BLOCKS. YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO CARVE YOUR OWN STAMP AND TRULY UNDERSTAND POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SPACE. YOUR STAMPS CAN BE USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO CREATE A VARIETY OF WORKS.

MATERIALS

Newspaper or large craft paper

Soft lead pencil

Tracing paper or copy paper

Carbon paper (optional)

Bone folder or wooden spoon (optional)

Rubber carving block or linoleum block (linoleum blocks provide more detail)

Permanent marker

Cutting mat

Linoleum cutting tool with tips 1 through 5

Craft knife (optional)

Plexiglass (optional)

Art brush

White, black, gray, or tan lightweight or heavy cardstock

Artist tape

Scrap paper

Plastic spoon

Block printing ink ...

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