For many years I have made my own rubber stamps on & off again. Self taught.
I would definitely create more (of any craft) if I didn't need to unload 17 items, like 3 guitar cases, 1 exercise ball, 4 rubbermaid totes and so on to reach the box of speedball/rubber stamp paraphernalia in the closet in Jude's room, but thus is life in 1000 square feet.
Oh and life with way too much crafting junk.
I need a studio, and while I am dreaming I'll take a potager, pond and wrap around porch.
This week I started kids craft class again, this time with 1/2 the number of students and for a shortened period of time.
I want the students to learn new skills and avoid sending home oodles of crapola.
Negative and positive space can be a tricky concept but it is amazing to see how each student could master the idea.
Yes, I let each of them use sharp tools but I did teach them how to vary the pressure, carve away from one's body and to keep fingers out of the way.
Rubber stamps/block prints/ speedball is one of my favorite crafts.
To see a master at work check out Geninne's tutorial...she is a true inspiration and she loves birds.