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Come Join Us!印章班同學作品

手工橡皮章在十年前於日本興起,至今已成為不少人的藝術創作新媒體,更是一種減壓良方。本課程適合對手工橡皮章有興趣的人士報讀,由淺入深,介紹手工橡皮章的由來、創作理論、圖和字體的雕刻技巧、人像雕刻、自製印台和套色技巧等,旨讓學員能輕鬆地掌握印章創作和享受印章的樂趣。課程限收 20 人。(材料費約 HK$250,需於第一課交予導師。)
日期: 2016年10月11日至12月13日(逢星期二)
時間: 晚上7時至9時半
地點: 尖沙咀漆咸道南67號安年大廈
課程: 10堂, 共25小時

學費: $2800

網上報名:
http://www.cuscs.hk/…/japanese-eraser-stamp-c…/163-420646-01

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中文校外短期課程 – 日式手工橡皮章(25小時)

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手工橡皮章在十年前於日本興起,至今已成為不少人的藝術創作新媒體,更是一種減壓良方。本課程適合對手工橡皮章有興趣的人士報讀,由淺入深,介紹手工橡皮章的由來、創作理論、圖和字體的雕刻技巧、人像雕刻、自製印台和套色技巧等,旨讓學員能輕鬆地掌握印章創作和享受印章的樂趣。課程限收 20 人。(材料費約 HK$250,需於第一課交予導師。)
日期: 2016年10月11日至12月13日(逢星期二)
時間: 晚上7時至9時半
地點: 尖沙咀漆咸道南67號安年大廈
課程: 10堂, 共25小時

學費: $2800

網上報名:
http://www.cuscs.hk/…/japanese-eraser-stamp-c…/163-420646-01

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工欲善其事 On Carving Knives

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《工欲善其事》
教印章雕刻時,同學都會問雕刻刀的問題。其中最多人問,是何時更換刀片?

記得以前中文課讀過《庖丁解牛》,一個熟練的庖丁所用的刀可以用上十年,比一般人的一年要換一次,可以講節省了很多錢。刀是一樣,但庖丁用刀時不會和骨頭硬碰,而是找到牛隻的肉位紋理,向軟位下刀。其實跟印章雕刻也很似。以下是我的小小心得:

1. 平膠用平刀。貴膠用貴刀。平膠用貴刀,殆已!
2. 準備多一把同類型的雕刻刀。想知道自已現時雕刻刀刀片是否夠鋒利,找這後備雕刻刀在同一塊膠刻一下,作個分別,再衡量要否更換刀片。
3. 用作橡皮雕刻的刀,就只能雕刻橡皮。一刀多用,變成一刀踏兩船,不得好死。
4. 放置雕刻刀一定要放平和蓋上保護蓋。

5.一般來說,Olfa刀片比NT Cutter 刀片耐用,不需經常更換。一分錢一分貨,在印章雕刻的世界是對的。

大家還有沒有其他用刀心得?欲聽之。

<On Carving Knives>

I have been teaching eraser stamp carving for some time. One of the most popular questions students asked me is,”When do you know when you need to change the carving knife blade?”

 

It depends.

For daily stamp carver like myself, it takes me every two months to change a NT cutter D-400 knife blade, but every three months when it comes to Olfa AK-4. The more experienced you are to carving, the longer your blade can last. The key is, it’s not when to change the blade, but rather, HOW TO USE your blade.

Here are some of my tips on carving knives:

  1. Every knife is destined to its most matching eraser board (just like human beings!) If you buy very inexpensive (cheap, to be exact) eraser board and the quality is not so good, do not use the most expensive knife to carve on it. You will just end up shorten the life span of your expensive blade.
  2. If possible, prepare another carving knife with the same brand. This second knife with new blade serves as a comparison when you doubt whether your first knife needs a blade change. Simply carve a line or two on the same board using both knives, and judge by yourself.
  3. Every knife serves only a single purpose. If you decide to use the knife for eraser stamp carving, do not use it to carve on wood, paper etc.!
  4. Always cover your knife blade with the plastic cap and place them horizontally at all times. Do not put them in pen stand.
  5. For Japanese knife users like myself, Olfa and NT Cutter are the two most popular knife brands. Olfa’s blade are more endurable than NT Cutter’s, as their prices indicate their differences.

Look at your budget, expectation and volume of your carving, to decide which knife to choose from. Remember:  intention, not activity.

Hope it helps.

 

 

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Alphabet Stamps – Japanese Version

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.

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am not an eraser. I am an eraser stamp.

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!

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Alphabet Stamps (Japanese Vocabularies) 

Started my alphabet stamp carving project two days ago. Would like to design stamp using Japanese vocabularies, adding some wafu to them, as always.

Here are the first six stamps. Looking forward to seeing them all? Me too. Let me know what Japanese vocabulary you would like to see.

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七月份中大短期課程 – 日式手工橡皮章(25小時)

自2015年在中文大學專業進修學院教授日式手工橡皮章以來, 看到不少同學對印章雕刻十分熱愛, 令我在教授的同時, 亦被他們的好學和熱誠打動.

印章雕刻看似簡單, 有人視作手工, 亦有人視之為創作,一種表達自己的媒介. 每位同學都帶著不同原因和期望上這十堂課, 而我最希望的是同學在課程之後, 能找到他們想要的東西.

每期課程的首堂都會教同學們親自雕刻他們的第一顆印章. 你們每位雀躍不已的驚歎聲, 和滿心歡喜的表情, 都是我堅持教授刻章的原因. 當你發覺, 雙手除了玩遊戲機玩iPhone打電腦外,還可雕刻出自己要的圖案時, 你會開始體驗到創作的快樂.

2016年7月, 堂上有緣見!

http://www.cuscs.hk/tc/part-time/3d-art-and-crafts/3d-art-and-crafts/japanese-eraser-stamp-carving/162-420646-01

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日式手工橡皮章課程 New DIY Eraser Stamp Courses Available!

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期待已久的日式手工橡皮章課程,
開始接受報名啦!
這是我首次於中文大學專業進修學院開辦的印章課程,
分入門和進階兩班, 每班各十課(共十五小時),
有興趣學習刻印章的朋友, 萬勿錯過!
上課地點: 尖沙咀安年教學中心

日 式 手 工 橡 皮 章 入 門 (http://bit.ly/1J0s0fw)
上課時間: 7月14日晚上7:00至8:30(星期二)

日 式 手 工 橡 皮 章 進 階 (http://bit.ly/1C9ZW1t)
上課時間: 7月15日晚上7:00至8:30(星期三)

報名方法: 請click入課程網址直接報名。
截止日期:7月4日

I am delighted to announce, I will start two new courses of DIY Eraser Stamps with CUSCS (School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) next month. Introduction to DIY Eraser Stamp (http://bit.ly/1J0s0fw) is a course perfect for beginners, as well as Advanced to DIY Eraser Stamp (http://bit.ly/1C9ZW1t), an extension of the first course, which is applicable to stamp carvers who have at least 20 hours of stamp carving experience. Each of the courses will have 10 sessions, with 90 minutes each. The course will be conducted in Cantonese mainly, but I will be happy to speak English if necessary. For enrolment details, please check out the course links here.

Course Location: Orienal Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Course Date and Time:

14th July, 2015 @7:00 to 8:30PM (Introduction to DIY Eraser Stamp)

15th July, 2015@7:00PM to 8:30PM (Advanced to DIY Eraser Stamp)

Enrolment Deadline: 4th July, 2015

 

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印章工作坊の圍裙設計 DIY Eraser Stamp Workshop

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愛下廚的你,有否想過為自己設計圍裙?
不需車縫,也不用針線,
只需印章,加上你的創意和心思,
便可以設計出獨一無二的印章圍裙了。

*這次工作坊達3小時屬加長版,而同學在堂上除印台和雕刻工具外,亦可借用導師刻的英文字母印章,務求各同學能盡情享受印章的樂趣。

導師介紹
JESCA (Japan Eraser Stamp Creators Association) 認定橡皮章作家/ 講師 Helen曾於日本生活,由於熱愛源自當地的手工橡皮印章這手藝,曾向不同的日本刻章導師學習。考獲資格後於2013年在東京的橡皮印章嘉年華(Stamp Carnival)出展, 並獲兩項印章設計獎。回港之後立志讓更多人認識這手作和感受印章創作的快樂。
開班日期:8月30日(星期六)
時間:下午2:30至5:30
地點: JCCAC九龍石硤尾白田街30號 1/F Design Port
費用:$350
人數:3-10人(十歲或以下的參加者可攜一位成人參加;學費/材料包作一位計算)
備註:講師將為每位參加者準備刻章工具,並派發日本Seed橡皮磚(明信片大小)一塊和圍裙一條。
報名方法:請先電郵至diyeraserstamp@gmail.com留位,並付上參加者姓名、聯絡電話和電郵地址。並於報名後七日內交學費。請參加者把全數學費存款至匯豐銀行戶口 050-7-075786
如有查詢,請電郵至 diyeraserstamp@gmail.com

 
DIY Eraser Stamp workshop will be held again on 30th August, 2014 from 2:30PM to 5:30PM at Design Port, JCCAC in Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong. Once again, we will be carving stamps together after instructor’s demo, followed by designing your own apron by stamping on it! It will be a challenging yet creative and fun workshop!
 
For further information and application, please email me at diyeraserstamp@gmail.com on or before 28th August. Looking forward to seeing you all!