One of the first things that caught my eye in the shop were these beautiful hand carved wooden stamps.
It's been awhile since I've blogged about it but I really love to use rubber stamps to make cards so I was thrilled to find these beautiful Nepali stamps! The top one is a lotus flower, the second row are mandala designs, then there is the eyes of Buddha (who was born in Nepal and "Buddha was born in Nepal" is a very popular bumper sticker on busses here in town), a mandala with Nepali characters, a temple image, and the number 30 with the sunburst which also represents Buddha.
I decided to try them out the other day but unfortunately these hand carved wooden stamps don't work quite as well as rubber or plastic stamps with a stamp pad and paper...
But I am still happy I found them here and they've made their way into my stamp collection. I may try using a paint brush to add paint to them and seeing if that will give me a better detailed image next time. Does anyone out there have any other techniques or suggestions? Thanks for sharing my crafting journey with me :)