I had some quick carve time today and wanted to share with you. First is a chevron stamp I carved from Speedy Carve by Speedball. My favorite carving medium because it is so durable. I mean like forever. It doesn't crumble or break.
Then I used Speedy-Cut Easy by Speedball, a blue material that does crumble a bit and the carved edges are rough but I like that about this material. It gave me some uneven polka dots.
Finally using an older material I got at Dick Blick awhile back, that is so crumbly and breakable it is ridiculous. However it does give me a quick and easy grungy stamp look. BTW, this material is no longer available. But I suggest trying Speedball Speedy-Cut carving blocks to get this effect, not as crumbly though which is a good thing for controlling the carved image.
I really like how this rough chevron turned out.
These stamps will definitely be making their impressions in my journals. Stay tuned.