Euphoria's Handcarved Rubberstamps

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Hi :)
Hope you are all good and standing tall. Euphoria Craftwork is not resuming operation any time soon. I'm currently looking at other business models that would minimize my carving hours and my use of electrical handheld machines. Future product: Custom-size rubberstamps (machine-produced)

-Euphy. 12 April 2016 -
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Eraser Carving: Headshot

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The process of carving from a photo starts from the photo itself. Since I'm not that proficient in digital imaging, I use a lot of apps (Phot0shop, Picasa, Phot0Scape, MSPaint, etc) to get a clear image. For normal clear (to our eyes) photo, I still need to clear the effects of shadows and lightings before turning it into a sketch. Then, render the sketch to the best image fit as possible. So, imagine if I get a blurry photo or a small photo... I would need to blow it up and fill in the pixel to the best that I can.

Now, even if you get the sketch to look like 100% of the potrait's features, there is the process of transferring the image onto the eraser.

One method is tracing all the lines on the image with a pencil, put the image face down onto the eraser and proceed to scratch the back of the image with pencil. Even then, you may not get the image 100% correct. You will need to trace the image on the eraser with a pencil and be careful that you wont change the image of a baby to an old woman (that may happen depending on the state of the hand that day).

The other method is to go and buy a bottle of nail polish remover (important ingredient: acetone). This will make your life easier, provided you typed/drew the text/image correctly. Put the image face down on the eraser, use a clean white kitchen towel or serviette and apply some of the nail polish remover on it, dab on the face down image till you can see the text/image from the back of the paper.  Lift the paper and voila!!! text/image is transferred! 

Of course the ultimate challenge comes during the carving. At most you can get 60% similarities. When lucky, you get 80%. When a miracle happens, you may get 95%. So, lots of praying is needed ;D

That said, I have yet to start carving the above headshot. I just transferred the image to the eraser this morning.

Updated: I stamped the image on the mounting.
5 comments:

The little 1 1/2 year old girl said..Aisha!! Aisha!! hehe dia tau ni dia :D


alalalalalla comelnya!!! hahahah!


banyak step rupanya sebelum nak ukir yer..sorilah gambar blur..susah nak ambik gambar objek yg banyak bergerak ni :D..satu keje pulak nak kena touch up balik gambar asal. sketch tu memang jadi mcm yg asal ye


Step mmg byk :) tu sbb pro carver charge expensive. Mcm I kata, kalau pun kat mata kita gambar tu clear, still kena edit sampai tinggal garis-garis yg perlu utk maintain face feature je. The photo u provided was ok, dah jadi stamp pun. Tinggal nak buat handle je. :)


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Requirement Specification:
For customized hand-carved stamps, be as detailed as you can in your request; your design or mine, stamp size, font size, fontstyle, images, shape, stamp, quantity, expected receiving date, etc. Stamp prices varies according to the detail of your requests. Email me your detail requirement or fill in the form and I will quote accordingly. If you get the design from somebody else's blog, please obtain their permission first.

Spesifikasi Keperluan:
Maklumat awal yang saya perlukan untuk menyatakan harga chop adalah, samada anda ingin saya mengukir lakaran/teks yg anda hasilkan, ataupun anda mahu saya membuat lakaran/teks baru. Sekiranya anda ingin saya mengukir dari lakaran yg anda jumpa di blog seseorang, sila dapatkan kebenaran empunya terlebih dahulu. :) Nyatakan juga yg berikut: saiz chop yg diperlukan, bulat atau 4 segi, saiz teks, jenis font utk teks, dan tarikh chop diperlukan.

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RM9 - Semenanjung Malaysia (SM)
RM13 - Sabah & Sarawak (SS)

If you are wondering why its higher than the Poslaju rate, please be informed, it is inclusive of these costs: driving to/from the post office, box material, wrapping paper, cellophane tapes, stationery, labour and risks.

Delivery Timeline:
Work on your stamp will only start once payment is made; either a deposit of 50% or in full. I usually take 14 working days to complete a stamp from payment is informed, except otherwise mentioned during consultation. TQ

Payment:
Funds Transfer to Maybank (details will be provided via email after I receive your delivery address and contact details.)

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About Euphoria Craftwork

Euphoria Craftwork (EC) is a home-based crafter based in Malaysia. EC carve erasers and rubber sheets by hand and turn them into customized rubberstamps.

If you'd like to purchase one, kindly submit your sketch or artwork, but not somebody else's copyrighted work. By submitting your order, you will agree to be liable to any copyright claims arising from the production of your rubberstamps.

EC produces custom sized hand-carved rubberstamp. Our stamp handles are made from repurposed wood and our packaging from recycled boxes. Our advice to the viewers, if you are on a tight budget, please look for other options before making an order with EC. Our pricing is premium since we don't mass-produce our stamps. We carve each line by hand and do not have any industrial based machines that would give us the economies of scale. We also do not sell inkpads.