Thank you all for coming and supporting! It was a great fair! See you all in September!
《An apple a day》
Apple carving is harder than I expected, but it makes me a healthier person for sure!
希望大家下星期六日去九龍灣貿易展覽中心3樓的第二屆手作設計展，為200多位香港手作人和攤檔打打氣! See You at Booth F4~~(陪你去看流星雨….🌠⭐🎵🎶🌌🌌🌛)
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I was in a bookstore the other day, and saw some alphabet picture erasers, which designs were similar to those I were using when I was a kid.
It gave me an idea to create my own set of alphabet stamps, and “Wouldn’t it be more interesting if I make them a Japanese version instead of English version?”
So with the help of e-dictionary, I got some inspirations of what to draw on each alphabet. That one new thing I had to consider, was whether the drawing will block too much of the letter, as I needed each letter to be shown clearly. Also, there are letters like “Q”, “X” and “V” which do not have a Japanese word to match with. So I simply used some English words which Japanese people often use (by pronouncing the sound of them) instead.
They are now all carved and ready for the handle-gluing process. I hope to display and sell them in coming’s handicraft fair in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong on 20-21 August, 2016.
Just in case, please do not use them as erasers!
This 3D eraser stamp was carved with a piece of thick white eraser a friend had given me months ago. The eraser carving method was similar to wood carving, except you could simply use a cutter or thin carving knife instead.
On the bottom I carved a small Chinese character, “heart”，or “mind”.
Not difficult at all!