Wednesday, April 29, 2009 action!

Stamp Carving from Geninne Zlatkis on Vimeo.
I made this 10 minute video today
to show the whole process
of making a hand carved stamp.
It might take a while to load so be patient.
The music I used is called
"Bigger Situation" by Leo Kottke,
a favorite of mine :)


272 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Silvana said...

Me encantó verte trabajar, también la música que acompaña tus manos!
Un verdadero placer!

4/29/2009 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Mariana said...

Qué perfección!!! Adoro tus sellitos y esa tinta blanca es hermosa.
Un placer

4/29/2009 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Catherine Bystritski said...

Thanks for sharing your passion and work. Catherine, une lectrice

4/29/2009 3:21 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Well! That made my day :-))

I can't think of anything better than being able to watch an artist at work, and that video is absolutely fascinating.

You made it look so easy!

I loved the music too.

4/29/2009 3:21 PM  
Anonymous wendy said...

what a wonderful video! so fun and helpful - thanks for putting that together!

4/29/2009 3:21 PM  
Blogger Susan Nash said...

Awesome!! Makes me want to run to the studio and get out my carving tools!

4/29/2009 3:25 PM  
Blogger lori vliegen said...

i SO enjoyed watching your process! thank you so much for sharing this with us! you have inspired me more than you'll ever know! :)

4/29/2009 3:31 PM  
Blogger Moose said...

I watched your video with my mom, she loved it! Says she picked up a tidbit she will now use with her stamp making: finishing off nice and neat with the x acto blade... she likes to be neat! I like having dirty paws.
Tail Wags to All.

4/29/2009 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Tamar said...

Wow Geninne!
It's wonderful! thanks for sharing I would love to try and make one soon.

4/29/2009 3:38 PM  
Blogger Art Spectrum said...

This video was so relaxing to watch. You make it look so easy.But I know it's not.

Someday I'd love to try this. Thank you for sharing

4/29/2009 3:40 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Gennine, thank you so much for doing this. I have made a few linocuts before and stamps too, but it helps to see someone do it. I grew up watching my amazing mother and learned nearly everything I know from her...words weren't even necessary. That's what your video reminds me of. Thank you. This is amazing, I can't wait to go do my own now.

A couple of questions on your technique: I now see how your lines are so smooth-you take it away in one stroke. That helps. But why do you cut away the exterior? You seemed to spend a lot of time taking that off and I wouldn't have thought to do that. Why do you do this? Also, what was the brand you used, was it an eraser like you list in your materials, or was it rubber?

I really admire your work, your faith and your business sense. Please know how grateful I am that you share it with us.

4/29/2009 3:50 PM  
OpenID lauradodson said...

oh my. beautiful tutorial, stamp, and music!

4/29/2009 4:00 PM  
Blogger Aris said...

Thanks for sharing. it was enjoyable to watch and so inspiring! The possibilitites are endless!!!!

4/29/2009 4:11 PM  
Blogger Lara Brehm said...

thank you so much for this video and for sharing your stamp carving with us! I have been wanting to carve stamps for quite a long time now and everytime I see yours I can't believe I still haven't done anything!!! Thanks again! The feather stamp looks great in white ink! :)

4/29/2009 4:14 PM  
Anonymous rachel said...

that was wonderful to watch, thank you so much for sharing!

4/29/2009 4:32 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Geninne, it's beautiful to see you work, I love the light feather and the white ink makes it so unique! Once again you have inspired me!
thank you! I have to say I always look forward to seeing your blog!

4/29/2009 4:38 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

Loved the video - i am going to a class on the weekend to learn how to do this - you make it look so easy :-)

4/29/2009 4:42 PM  
Blogger Tree said...

That was really cool, thanks for sharing. I want to try it now.

Also, can you tell me what the music playing was?

4/29/2009 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Fiona said...

That was fantastic. Thank you.

4/29/2009 4:57 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Wow, I can't get over what a steady hand you have - just gliding through the whole process. I was completely transfixed. Thank you for sharing. I could picture all the blood if I tried doing the same with those sharp implements.

4/29/2009 5:13 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Wow! I am so inspired! It's been about 15 years since I made a stamp. What is that wonderful material you are using? It's so easy to carve! I'd be making stamps like crazy if I had some of that. I suppose it's only available in Mexico...?

4/29/2009 5:23 PM  
Anonymous C said...

Thank you for taking the time to post this tutorial. Your blog is so cheerful and inspiring.

4/29/2009 5:28 PM  
Blogger nAncY said...

i was glued to the screen.

loved the music too.

4/29/2009 5:29 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

awesome! thank you so much for sharing. i tried my best to make my own stamp once and was convinced i was doing it wrong. after seeing this video i think i was just being way too hard on myself. i just wish i had your talent!

4/29/2009 5:31 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Geninne, gracias por hacer ese video.

4/29/2009 5:33 PM  
Blogger Dana Barbieri said...

great carving, great music, great video. thanks for sharing.

4/29/2009 5:43 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

absolutely stunning!

4/29/2009 5:45 PM  
OpenID mycraftyways said...

Fantastic video !
I really enjoyed watching the whole process !

Thank you for taking the time to share it with us :)

4/29/2009 5:59 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your technique! I'm off to carve some stamps...

4/29/2009 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anjanette said...

Wow! You make it look so easy! I am a huge fan of your work, thanks for sharing! Many thoughts and prayers to keep your family healthy!

4/29/2009 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Judy Momenzadeh said...

Geninne--Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your technique. I've never seen that done before; I'm inspired. God Bless; I will pray also for you and your family's health.

4/29/2009 7:11 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Amazing. I sat mesmerized the whole 10 minutes. Your hands are so sure and steady as you carve! Thank you so much for sharing this - I think I treasure my bird stamp even more now.

4/29/2009 7:23 PM  
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4/29/2009 7:32 PM  
Blogger flowerpress said...

Thank you so much!!!
I have read a million tutorials which say and 'now carve your stamp' so to me it is priceless to see how someone as talented as you actually does it.
And I love watching skilled people work, it is so fascinating.
Can I ask, do you sharpen your blades and how.
p.s. I will definitely be posting a link to this on my blog :-)

4/29/2009 7:36 PM  
Blogger Carlene said...

That was mesmerizing, and I LOVED the music! It's nice to see how it's done, it makes it seem more possible for me to make one. Just not in ten minutes.

(p.s. your hands look a lot like mine, and I think you know what I mean)

4/29/2009 7:37 PM  
Blogger pklaw said...

Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. It was so inspiring to watch you work. Like most artists, I am a visual person and it helped so much to watch you work. Your illustrations are beautiful!

4/29/2009 7:47 PM  
Blogger ViLmuS said...

Geninne!! lo haces parecer tan facil! Pero con que rapidez has hecho esa pluma tan bella!

Gracias por dejar verte escarbar!

Un abrazo

4/29/2009 7:54 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Fue súper relajante. Sentí casi como si yo lo estuviera haciendo de la atención que puse.
Obvio a mí no me quedaría tan lindo.
Me pregunto si se podrán comprar todos los materiales aquí en la Ciudad de México...
Por cierto, la música hermosa y relajante. Te recomiendo mucho a Rodrigo Y Gabriela.
So guitarras rítmicas y creo que te pueden gustar.
Un saludo

4/29/2009 8:13 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Thanks for sharing! This looks amazing. I'd love to try it sometime.

4/29/2009 8:22 PM  
Blogger Abstractheart said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us. You make it look so easy. I definetly want to try to carve stamps now!

4/29/2009 8:23 PM  
Blogger Abstractheart said...

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4/29/2009 8:25 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your process. It was a pleasure to watch you work.

4/29/2009 8:26 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

That was wonderful. I loved watching you work! I'd love to see more videos, maybe one of your watercolor birds. Thank you for sharing your art with us!

4/29/2009 8:50 PM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

hi geninne! hope all fine at ur end....this video is fabulous! my god u did it so clean! would love to see a water color painting video....if thats not asking too much:-)

good day and take care!



4/29/2009 9:30 PM  
Blogger Hashi said...


4/29/2009 9:34 PM  
Blogger Valaine said...

The was pure magic! Just so beautiful to watch. You are an inspiration and definitely gifted. I love how you just go for it without stopping, no hesitation to your lines. Must go buy some carving blocks now :)

4/29/2009 9:44 PM  
Blogger HappySquirrel said...

I found it very relaxing to see you work. Very pretty. Thanks for the video.

4/29/2009 11:34 PM  
Blogger zielonooka said...

Wow Geninne!!!!
It's wonderful!
Fantastic tutorial and beautiful stamp!!!:))
Best regards from Poland

4/29/2009 11:35 PM  
Blogger Caty said...

This is so LOVELY of you to show us!

Love your work and the inspiration!

Me enacta! Gracias!

4/30/2009 12:17 AM  
Blogger Caty said...

me encanta! quise decir...:)

4/30/2009 12:18 AM  
Blogger Müge said...

That was very impressive and peaceful to watch. Please, please, please put something like this again soon!
I adore your work and your well kept house with 2 kids too! Greetings from Turkey. :)

4/30/2009 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Amanda Elizabeth said...

this is fantastic!!! I loved watching you create a stamp and leo is my favorite! I've seen him twice and he's fantastic! What an awesome combo of great art & great music!!!!

4/30/2009 12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gracias por compartirlo... es impresionante verte trabajar. ¡parece tan sencillo!


4/30/2009 12:47 AM  
Anonymous lilotte said...

Great ! it seems so easy, but how many fingers did you cut before being so skillful ?

4/30/2009 12:52 AM  
Blogger stefana said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing a tiny bit of your creative day. I love a peek behind the scenes!

4/30/2009 1:01 AM  
Blogger mirifice said...

Me he quedado sin palabras....
Qué dominio!!!!
Un beso!

4/30/2009 1:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for posting that it was great!

4/30/2009 1:26 AM  
Blogger Meninheira said...

Qué bonito verte trabajar, precioso!
Qué trabajiño!

Gracias por compartirlo :)

4/30/2009 1:27 AM  
Anonymous ArtShades said...

Captivating! Thank you Geninne.

4/30/2009 2:08 AM  
Blogger iva yaneva said...

Oh, what a lovely stamp! Thank you for this great video! It is very helpful thanks! :)

4/30/2009 2:33 AM  
Blogger mizu designs said...

Beautiful and so fun to watch too!

4/30/2009 2:58 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Geninne that was mesmerising! How generous of you to make that video - thank you!

4/30/2009 3:57 AM  
OpenID twolimeleaves said...

What a treat to watch such skilled hands making something so beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful instruction.

4/30/2009 4:58 AM  
Blogger osnat said...

soooooooooo inspiring.maybe you are not aware of that but you make me very crafty.
will you tell me with which kind of color do you use with your stamps? do you create your own shades?

4/30/2009 4:58 AM  
Blogger kate fern said...

Everyone has said it already! Thankyou so much for sharing your art and process.

4/30/2009 4:59 AM  
Blogger Jane Farr said...

Thank you for the lesson Geninne; it was wonderful!
What are the terms and availability for the supplies you used?

4/30/2009 5:30 AM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

Loved it Geninne! Can't wait to put this tutorial to work this weekend. Thanks so much!

4/30/2009 6:01 AM  
Anonymous Sandi Hester said...

Great video! Very helpful! I have a question - what did you do the original drawing on to transfer to the stamp? I like that technique because I've had a hard time drawing straight on the stamp.

4/30/2009 6:24 AM  
Blogger Su said...

oh gennine how scrumptious! thanks so much lovely for that.......soooo

4/30/2009 6:34 AM  
Blogger Katy said...

Excellent! Thank you!

4/30/2009 6:37 AM  
Blogger Marga said...

Esas manos!!!
Enhorabuena, un video maravilloso!!!
Un fuerte abrazo!

4/30/2009 6:48 AM  
Blogger Youngmi said...

thanks for sharing! i can't wait to give it a try someday :) you make it look so easy!

4/30/2009 6:58 AM  
Blogger Mlle Miracle said...

Es un placer verte crear, gracias por compartirlo con nosotros.
Aquí en España (que yo sepa) no tenemos todavía este material tan maleable para trabajar, tenemos que conformarnos con el linoleum.
¿Crees que se puede conseguir por Internet?
¡Mil gracias!

4/30/2009 7:05 AM  
OpenID teresaksheeley said...

Beautiful Geninne! Please make a video of you watercolor talent too. :) Stay safe in your country my friend.

Also, wanted to let you know it was a great pleasure being in Artful Blogging with you, as you are one of my very favorite artists.


4/30/2009 7:05 AM  
Blogger Anna Bartlett said...

Your hands are such beautiful worker's hands - and oh, what work! I enjoy your prints on my desk wall every day. Thank you!

4/30/2009 7:07 AM  
Blogger pebbledash said...

Wonderful - thank you!

4/30/2009 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

What a treat! I really hope you do more videos like this - Thanks for sharing!

4/30/2009 8:20 AM  
Blogger Gustavo Aimar said...

No vale!! Los magos nunca revelan sus trucos ni secretos je je...

4/30/2009 8:30 AM  
Anonymous pupu said...

Ahhh.. this tutorial of urs, making me wanting to buy the stuff and do carvings! Thanx for sharing ;).

4/30/2009 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Karen E said...

I feel very inspired - loved the music also!

What was the material you were carving?

4/30/2009 9:12 AM  
Blogger TrippleJN said...

Thank you! I think I need to sharpen my tools and try different carving blocks. This was extremely helpful.

I made my first stamps last week with your tutorial.


4/30/2009 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Oh, that rocks! I was going to email you last night to have you show us how you do those wonderful prints. This more than answered my question. Thanks! And the music was so lovely and calming.


4/30/2009 9:17 AM  
Blogger Laura Zarrin said...

Thank you so much! I just bought the tools, but have hesitated in starting. Now I can't wait. Beautiful feather and you made it look so easy!

4/30/2009 9:24 AM  
Blogger Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

You are so very talented. That was beautiful to watch.

4/30/2009 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Geninne! That is amazing! xo corinne

4/30/2009 10:18 AM  
Blogger skymring said...

aaahh, beautiful... i'm working on rubber stamps, but i can't get my hands on proper materials here - only small rubber stamps, no big carving blocks, and the lino cutter is not good. can't make the thin lines that i want to. i have to shop from abroad, i guess.

4/30/2009 10:18 AM  
Blogger m said...

Me encantan esos sellos, chica!!

4/30/2009 10:18 AM  
Blogger smile said...

Thank you very much! I really liked it!

4/30/2009 11:21 AM  
Anonymous stephanie said...

wonderful! i'm inspired to make one!

4/30/2009 11:39 AM  
Blogger Andi said...

Love it. And the music too.

4/30/2009 11:47 AM  
OpenID lauriecoyle said...

oh wow! this was just what I needed -- so very inspiring. I love the deconstructed print idea, and the feather is just soo beautful. Thank you.

4/30/2009 12:26 PM  
Blogger Tequitia said...

beautiful! it cut like butter! I'm afraid, but i love it. my daughter and i took a printmaking class a few months back and i cut my finger really bad. Thanks for sharing.

4/30/2009 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Geninne,

I am so inspired by the simplicity with which you live and create. It just brings a smile to my face how you openly share your passion, but equally important your knowledge. I always feel fantastic after I read one of your posts. Create a great day, Janine

4/30/2009 1:51 PM  
Blogger Piratas said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your work...

4/30/2009 2:07 PM  
Blogger Mariss said...

Thank you for sharing! You're the biggest inspiration, and so generous to share your time and knowledge :)

4/30/2009 2:12 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Praying for your health and the health of your loved ones...Great video!!!!

4/30/2009 2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, we are waiting for a video of you painting your wonderful birdies...

Thank you Geninne for your amazing work.

I'm glad to hear that you and your family are well, I've been thinking about you.

4/30/2009 2:36 PM  
Blogger Nat said...

uff, I loved watching you and my daughter was fascinated. She wants more. Thank you!

4/30/2009 3:01 PM  
Blogger amida said...

THANK YOU for sharing that! Best thing I've seen all day. Love it!

4/30/2009 3:56 PM  
Blogger Veroka said...


4/30/2009 4:17 PM  
Blogger Cicada Studio said...


4/30/2009 6:44 PM  
Blogger Dithi said...

FANTASTIC! I have to try this. Thank you!

5/01/2009 1:24 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Beautiful music and such a lovely finished stamp-you make it look so easy! Thank you for sharing-I really enjoyed watching the progress and when the finished stamp happened it was just magic!

5/01/2009 1:53 AM  
Blogger angela & peter said...

Wow, this is fabulous, I enjoyed every minute... magic is what you are creating. thank you so much for sharing, i feel very priveledged to be able to see you at work

5/01/2009 2:31 AM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Really enjoyed watching your video, thanks for sharing it with us, it was captivating! Brilliant music too! I would love to see you painting as well, if you ever make another one. Cheers from the UK!

5/01/2009 3:08 AM  
Blogger one little acorn said...

Beautiful result and thanks for sharing. Totally mesmerizing watching you at work.

5/01/2009 5:09 AM  
Blogger Eduardo Miguel said...

Perhaps Ólá has me in advance… I ask for permission to it to continue indicating its blog in Brazil atravéz of mine blog!
Success and one I hug of Brazil.

5/01/2009 5:25 AM  
Anonymous BJ Lantz said...

Thanks so much for posting this video. When you posted your "deconstructed" pieces earlier this week, I was inspired to pull out my brand new, never been opened carving supplies (that I've had for months) and give it a try. It was so much fun! However, my first attempts were rather primitive, hacked looking affairs. But as you say, practice, practice! I plan to continue until I can make delicate images as well! Thanks for the inspiration!

5/01/2009 6:02 AM  
Anonymous amy said...

I am so inspired! You make it look so easy! Where do you find the larger erasers?

5/01/2009 8:28 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Thank you.

5/01/2009 11:12 AM  
Anonymous gabyflo said...


Por favor Geninne!! sigue deleitandonos con más videos como estos :D

Eres una inspiración !!

5/01/2009 1:04 PM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

I finally got 10 minutes to watch this, and was impressed yet once again... You are so deft!

5/01/2009 1:54 PM  
Blogger Itziar San Vicente said...

Beautiful work. I love it. I link you.

5/01/2009 3:14 PM  
Blogger eLIZabeth Floyd said...

really cool! thanks for sharing with us!

5/01/2009 3:20 PM  
Blogger aquariansoul said...

thanks so much for making this. i love your work. mi encanta! also i learned i had been using the carving tool upside down (haha silly me whoops) great tutorial! :-)

5/01/2009 4:12 PM  
Blogger Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

This was wonderful! Hypnotic and calming. Nice to see the hands that make such beautiful things. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

5/01/2009 4:59 PM  
Blogger Karen Mowrey said...

I can feel the meditation just watching it. I also like how you finish the edge and get rid of all the excess, nice and clean. Will have to try that! Thank you!

5/01/2009 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Molly said...

wow, so beautiful! i love watching artists work, so much to learn and you showed us a great trick cutting away all the extra rubber (i spend ages carving that down!)

lovely music, that video was so relaxing to watch, it's like hanging out with a good friend!

thank you for sharing with us!

5/01/2009 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne W said...

Lovely! You make it look so easy (and you didn't cut yourself which is what I usually end up doing).Greetings from Sydney Australia!

5/01/2009 8:30 PM  
Anonymous jenn said...

Brilliant thanks. Always wanted to know how to do that.

5/02/2009 12:26 AM  
Blogger Happydacks said...

So inspirational, can't wait to try it and injure myself. Love your work! chele

5/02/2009 1:29 AM  
Blogger Gifts of Creation said...

Wow your stamps are so beautiful and its awesome they will be on etsy! Your birds inspire me....come check out my bird and dragonflies on my blog and I'm giving away a piece of original art today! or just click on my pic.

5/02/2009 3:53 AM  
Blogger Eddy said...

Thanks for this video - so inspired to carve some stamps!

5/02/2009 8:07 AM  
Blogger Jammmie said...

Argh. I got to 7:03 and then it stopped. i could not get it to go any farther even after rewinding it some. I sooo wanted to see how you ended it. Very good video and love the music too.

5/02/2009 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Laure said...

Wow! Such a beautiful video that makes me believe that I could make a stamp, too. I am such a fan of your work.

5/02/2009 9:10 AM  
Blogger little red hen said...

That was very interesting to watch. Thank you. I'd love to see you at work on one of your paintings too. Hope you and your family are all well.

5/02/2009 11:44 AM  
OpenID karineardault said...

I have had carving blog sleeping in one drawer. I was afraid to try. Now, I just want to carve them!!!
Thank you

5/02/2009 12:20 PM  
Blogger Julita said...

Wonderful video! Thank you for sharing it with us :)

5/02/2009 2:00 PM  
Blogger Poppy and Mei said...


5/02/2009 7:16 PM  
Anonymous tiel said...

fantastic...thank you. except I kept on watching and thinking, 'please don't slip' 'please don't cut yourself.'

I have one very big scar on my thumb from this process!!

5/03/2009 3:36 AM  
Blogger Anna Lloyd said...

just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

5/03/2009 3:56 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

very beautiful video - what did you carve the stamp out of? Someone mentioned a large eraser - is that would you used?

5/03/2009 8:15 AM  
Blogger Miss Reglisse said...

This video is very nice to watch and such an inspiration.
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work.
Best wishes,


5/03/2009 10:16 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Wow, wow, wow. I love this! My 6-year-old son even sat with me and watched it all the way through. Most excellent!

5/03/2009 2:49 PM  
Blogger thea said...


Is it too naughty to ask where you bought the larger pieces of rubber...?

An Aussie reader...


5/03/2009 7:59 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

That was SO satisfying to watch, and what a beautiful print at the end!

5/04/2009 7:29 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I love watching this video, your work is wonderful. It looks like letterpress to me, I'd like to try this technique for myself.
I came across one of your photos here...
It doesn't seem to link back to you, maybe there's some way to change that so people can find your work through it? There is another photo of yours underneath with a link back though. Thought you might like to know if you haven't already seen it. I saw it on this sweet blog and added a comment with a link to you (emma always tries to link back to the original photo, but in this case it was on ffffound)...
(I'm starting to feel like the 'good fairy' or something, lol, but one thing led to another and that's just what happens when you follow too many blogs ;-).)

5/04/2009 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very very inspiring - gives me the confidence to have a go. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

5/04/2009 6:08 PM  
Blogger chomelle said...

This is AWESOME !! You inspire me a lot !! Thanks Geninne !!

5/04/2009 6:24 PM  
OpenID findinghandmadehappiness said...

Absolutely wonderful to watch you work!! Fabulous video!! I admire your talent!

5/04/2009 11:03 PM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

Great video Geninne. Thanks for sharing. You are so talented! Your Blog has to be my all time favorite!!

5/05/2009 12:38 AM  
Blogger macati said...

loved you video... you've got such a steady hand... thank you so much for sharing...

5/05/2009 2:48 AM  
Blogger moi said...

WOW, thank you. You made a beautiful stamp.
It's seems so easy ;)

hugs, moi

5/05/2009 5:05 AM  
Anonymous nikki said...

Thank you so much! This is such a huge help for a visual person like me!!! You rock!

5/05/2009 7:26 AM  
Blogger Anette Heiberg said...

I love it Geninne!

5/05/2009 8:43 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

I loved watching you carve that beautiful stamp, thank you!

5/05/2009 2:25 PM  
Blogger kt_kthx said...

So pretty!!

5/05/2009 5:39 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Cole said...

That looked great Geninne! You made it look like so much fun too!

5/05/2009 10:05 PM  
Blogger Pina said...

It looks so easy when you do it. I enjoyed watching the video so much! Thank you.

5/06/2009 12:50 AM  
Blogger MONICA said...

¡Me encantan tus trabajos y he disfrutado muchísimo viendo este video que compartes. Saludos y hasta pronto. :)

5/06/2009 12:54 AM  
Anonymous Clarssa said...

I loved that! I feel inspired to try it myself! Than you so much for sharing it with us.

5/06/2009 6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really nice to remember how to do things personal. Eager to try it out by my self.

5/06/2009 12:55 PM  
Blogger L O V E L Y D E S I G N said...

hi Geninne, There was just somehting so calming and satisfying about just watching you make a stamp, I sat and watched it while nursing addie to sleep and off she went like magic :)

I felt as though I could almost be there beside you making something, too. (i wish!)


xo sharilyn

5/06/2009 3:09 PM  
Blogger Selya said...

aaa a I love it!!! thank you soo much for share! Love your art and blog!:))

5/06/2009 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5/06/2009 7:12 PM  
Blogger *gemmifer* said...

Oh Geninne, you make it look so easy! My stamps never come out as nice, but I hope practice makes perfect. Lovely soundtrack too. What carving block were you using? It seems much thicker than the Speedball blocks I use. Thanks for sharing your technique with us!

5/06/2009 8:15 PM  
Blogger belula said... encantó!!!!

5/07/2009 1:07 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I just learnt how to carve stamps recently - great idea for a how-to video!!

5/07/2009 2:05 AM  
Blogger Camilla Engman said...

Your hands definately know what they are doing!

5/07/2009 4:16 AM  
Blogger Natascha Rosenberg said...

Thank you for this great tutorial!

5/07/2009 8:09 AM  
Blogger verosassi said...

Ti ho osservata con ammirazione ... bellissimo!!!!!

5/07/2009 12:07 PM  
Blogger Rosalind said...

Thanks for the video! I kept blowing the rubber away when you carved it :-)

5/07/2009 7:36 PM  
Blogger Featherglen said...

Ah me encantó muchissimo, quiero hacer uno ahora! Y la música bella...Me encanta el arte que haces, la naturaleza, todo...gracias.

5/09/2009 1:24 PM  
Blogger Jennifer DeDonato said...

totally totally rock!

5/09/2009 11:22 PM  
Anonymous julie said...

very cool! Thanks for the demo.

5/10/2009 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for making and sharing this video with us, it is fascinating and inspiring, I think I actually sighed "ohhh.." out loud as you printed the perfect feather at the end! Karen

5/10/2009 11:27 PM  
Blogger PooKahLoo said...

lovely! thanks for sharing. you are so talented. i will have to try this out.

5/12/2009 8:34 AM  
Blogger CLAIRE MOJHER said...

This is a really fantastic little tutorial! I've been experimenting with making my own stamps, but they've been clumsy and clumpy. Thanks so much for taking the time to inspire us all! And Kottke is of course the perfect choice :)

5/12/2009 1:28 PM  
Blogger Lludria said...

Oooh!! Wonderfull!! ^^
I´m so happy to find you!

5/13/2009 11:38 AM  
Blogger rayndrop said...

my kids and i loved this! we want to give it a go. we need to get some supplies.

5/13/2009 12:22 PM  
Blogger cat collier said...

absolutely wonderful!

5/13/2009 8:35 PM  
Blogger Megan Champion said...

That was awesome! I want to try it now!

5/14/2009 6:46 AM  
Blogger vanillalemoncake said...

fabulous! thankyou so much for sharing,. really inspiring

5/14/2009 9:01 AM  
Blogger Fada Moranga said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I will try out carving one day. All the best!

5/15/2009 5:55 PM  
Blogger Melissa R said...

That was a wonderful, simple carve. Thanks for sharing it! Oh, and the video didn't take a long time to load at all, it was basically instant for me.

5/19/2009 2:50 AM  
Blogger Aspa said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing. You just made my day.

5/21/2009 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Spelterini said...

So great! Thanks for sharing this. I instantly decided to make my own trials - it was fun indeed and the results encouraged me to continue:
Greetings from Bern/Switzerland

5/22/2009 6:45 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Very inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful process!

5/23/2009 2:58 PM  
Blogger Lady P said...

That just makes me feel like I am competent enough to do it myself -and I loved watching your knowledgeable hands so confidently showing us the way - thank you

5/23/2009 8:15 PM  
Blogger Shipra Panosian said...

wonderful tutorial. My sons and I were transfixed. You have such steady hands!
Thanks so much for sharing.

5/27/2009 1:29 PM  
Blogger GoldenEgg said...

You are so talented... what a beautiful stamp!

6/03/2009 10:58 AM  
Blogger Miss Mashed said...

amazing work! so inspiring! where did you get the tools from and what are they called? you've really inspired me to make my own!!

6/04/2009 1:01 AM  
Blogger Arty Velarde said...

thank you for sharing your carving technique
I admire your blog so much!
you have such beautiful work and are very talented.

6/05/2009 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love your work!!
sencillo pero increíblemente expresivo!

6/08/2009 1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is beautiful

6/09/2009 12:31 PM  
Anonymous superkitina84 said...

increible! me ha encantado! quiero probarlo, que maravilla! te ha quedado preciosa.

Voy a postearte en nuestra pagina, porque me ha encantado el tutorial

muchas gracias

6/10/2009 4:12 AM  
Blogger American Siren said...

done and done. you are cool. thanks for sharing.

6/11/2009 1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I teach eraser carving to my 6th graders every fall. I will have to warn them to rotate the eraser so the blade points away from their other hand...great how you showed how the different gouges make different cuts. Absolutely love your work!

6/17/2009 3:54 PM  
Blogger Twiddle Thumbs said...

What a wonderful post!
I just received a print-making kit for my birthday and it was nice to see such fine detail work done before our eyes.
My 7-yr-old artistic son was rivited.

6/17/2009 6:31 PM  
Blogger Giuli said...

Thanks for sharing!! This step by step project is so fantastic!!!

6/18/2009 6:51 AM  
Blogger Betty said...


6/26/2009 10:33 PM  
Blogger patricia said...

That was wonderful. You make me want to tackle something like that right away.

I haven't been keeping up with blog visiting much lately (summer is a schedule killer) and all your recent work is just amazing. Thank you for sharing so much.

6/29/2009 12:44 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Thanks for sharing this. I am definitely inspired and will make some stamps of my own.

6/30/2009 12:18 PM  
Blogger Madeline Rains said...

Thankyou! I found your blog in some roundabout way and am so grateful for the insomnia that led me here. I love rubber stamping and will definitely be trying this.

7/04/2009 2:44 AM  
Anonymous nono said...

Génial! Merci de nous faire partager cela, ça me donne beaucoup d'idées!
Bonne continuation

7/10/2009 1:59 PM  
Blogger sehar said...

Wow Geninne!
gd wrk..i wnt 2 learn more abt ur art wrk.....

7/16/2009 5:20 AM  
Anonymous Ebi Atawodi said...

This is awesome! I feel like I'm watching myself!!! That is exactly how I make my lino carvings! The tracing paper, the scorer, the spinning the block around! My art teacher hated watching that as she always feared I would cut myself! Truly inspiring geninne! I love your work!

7/18/2009 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome video & great feather! I am a print maker here in Seattle. They make this tool you might like at McClain's Printmaking Supplies. Its a "Bench hook" or "Hanga Sagyodai" (a Block holder), Registration Boards also work well. It kill keep the block you are carving into a stamp steady when you carve. That way you don't have to hold it with one hand as you carve with the other. They are easy to make your self too if you want.

Thank you for sharing your art with the world!

-Noelle F.

7/30/2009 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It "Will" not "Kill" . . . Sorry for the typo.

Awesome video & great feather! I am a print maker here in Seattle. They make this tool you might like at McClain's Printmaking Supplies. Its a "Bench hook" or "Hanga Sagyodai" (a Block holder), Registration Boards also work well. It Will keep the block you are carving into a stamp steady when you carve. That way you don't have to hold it with one hand as you carve with the other. They are easy to make your self too if you want.

Thank you for sharing your art with the world!

-Noelle F.

7/30/2009 10:11 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Hey there. Thanks for the tutorial! It's wonderful!

What is the transfer paper that you used? What is it called and where can one buy it?

8/05/2009 4:46 AM  

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