As usual I am far too impatient to wait for the arrival of my book to teach me how to do this, having said that I did order it a week ago and have been told not to expect it for another 4 days, not the greatest of delivery times 'Amazon' eh? and yes it is direct from them not a cheaper option, so I am not so thrilled with the wait having paid full price for the books I ordered. Might as well have ordered from the USA, would have been here faster.
So, here are my very first attempts at carving my own. Look!! I have even used newspaper to protect my table, that and I need to be sure to catch all the bits with having dogs in the house it is important.
You see, I do have the 'idea' just not quite the required skill as yet. This was the last one I did, as the reason they say 'carve AWAY from you' is if you get your fingers in the way, as I did... this is what will happen......
It is only a small (ish) cut but enough to stop play as any further pressure and it bleeds again which is a bit irritating. That and today I was playing with paper and citrasolve and that hurts when it gets in the cut, also manages to find any further cuts you didnt know you had - ouch.
I did use the stamps on my finished geli plate pictures so they worked a bit, but not as I would like so more practice needed.. and maybe I will await that book.