"News from the Mushroom"
Hand-made stamp - Here's my process!
I used a Speedball lino cutter and a sheet of Speedball Speedy-Carve.
I sketched a group of mushrooms right on the Speedy-carve with a pencil.
I inked the sheet before cutting, it makes the process easier. I just opened the stamp pad and rubbed it right on the sheet and then wiped off the excess. I started with the wide blade and cut away the background. Afterwards, I used the smaller blades for finer details.
When I was happy with the stamp, I cut away the excess with scissors.
I used two colors of Memento Ink for my first stamping.
One for the stems and one for the 'shroom tops.
I actually inked the stamp and put it right side up on the bird page to the right. Then I closed the page on the left over it. I rubbed the page really well with my fingers and the heel of my hand.
Voila! I think I will leave the extra marks. I like the texture.
I added the words with a store-bought letter stamp set.