- pen/sharpie/pencil to draw on your pattern - carving tools and or exacto knife - rubber carving block - scissors -ink pad - paper to stamp
Step two Measure and cut the size of your stamp ( you can buy smaller blocks of rubber that dont need to be cut or pre mounted/cut rubber)
Step three Draw out your design, for my lack of drawing and carving ability i try to avoid shading… so i keep it simple and color in what lines i am going to carve out. You can also reverse that and carve out all the white space…. depends on how you want your end result to look.
When your design is finished, time to cut!!
For this design i am using the small knife, just tracing the outer and inner red lines so it peels away.
Step five When your design is all carved out, time to test it <3
whala! You’ve just made your own custom stamp. You can mount your piece of rubber on wood or a hard surface to make sure it doesnt break or get ruined.. OR you can flip it over and make another stamp on the back! ( <- thats what i do)
Custom stamps are awesome for etsy shop owners or anyone who crafts… 100% unique hand crafted stamps are a great way to add an extra little something to your customers packages <3
“In the terminal she sleeps on my shoulder, Hair falling forward, mouth all askew. Fluorescent announcements beat their wings overhead: “Passengers missing, we’re looking for you.” And she dreams through the noise, her weight against me, Face pressed into the corduroy grooves.
Maybe it means nothing, maybe it means nothing, Maybe it means nothing, but I’m afraid to move.”
@avenoire and @drawinggheys I love your horoscope AU and I really only wanted to draw you some Jeffermads or some Lams…but I kinda went out of control and draw all (at the time of this post) your designs for the hamilcrew!
These are my favorite ships and I hope you enjoy them! You guys are the best! (And sorry for some inconsistencies…I kinda went overboard with the sketches ^^;)
Since I now have many jobs (6 and counting), I need to specify that it’s one of the bosses from the online math classes company. I make math graphs for them, from home.
Him: So we’re hiring more people since the company is getting bigger, and since you’re our best graphic designer and the one with more experience-
Me (internally): Aw shit when did that happen, I didn’t want that, there’s responsibilities that come with that..
Him: - we need you to explain your process so our new designers can work better.
Me (internally): Told ya.
Him: So, what can you tell me about your work process.
Me: I’m in my pyjamas, I get a cup of tea and I complain a lot about the math teachers?
Him (internally): You little shit. (probably, I don’t know, I’ don’t read minds.)
Me (internally): Yeah but if you’re hiring new people, are you going to keep me or is it going to be like last time where you cut my job and I had to go back to retail and then spend two months jobless.
Me (out loud): Yeah but if you’re hiring new people, are you going to keep me or is it going to be like last time where you cut my job and I had to go back to retail and then spend two months jobless.
Him: We are keeping you. About last time, it was a company move where we had to outsource and (insert rest of excuse, anyway the move didn’t work and I spent six months uber stressed and penniless and now I don’t trust them farther than I can throw them) but yes, we ARE keeping you. As I said, you’re the best and most experienced.
Me (screaming internally)
Me: So what do you want me to do?
Him: We need you to make videos explaining how to make the graphs.
Me: …There’s already a reference document. I made it. It’s 50 pages long and covers everything you can encounter in a math problem.
Him: Yes, that’s the problem, it’s too long and too precise. The other designers don’t read it, they can’t find the relevant information.
Me: … There’s a table of contents.
Him: Yes. But still. Very simple and short videos would be great.
Me: Okay, sure, I can tell them what fonts and stroke weights to use and how to make a quick graph, how to use the company colors in a table-
Him: Start simpler. Like “Open Photoshop. Click on the file.”
Knock Out and Moonracer have the same or at least almost identical alt modes, but Moonracer’s robot mode suffers from reverse TFP Arcee syndrome where her whole body turns into a small part of her car mode while the rest simply appears. I tried to make her look like she could share KO’s alt mode while keeping her unique.