My real name is Mitch, but I've
been known as...
"Der Mad Stamper"
the mid-eighties when I became addicted to carving designs
into erasers and expressing myself with rubber stamps. I've
been stamping 'round the country ever since! Here are a
few samples of my work...
start by creating a simple illustration or simply copying
something from public domain clip-art or the comics. I transfer
the image onto either a firm red rubber "Pink Pearl" eraser
(for detailed, thin-line designs) or a white vinyl "Staedtler-Mars"
eraser (for bolder designs with wide lines) and then carve
them out with an X-acto knife.
of my favorite designs (above) work great for making gift
wrap, wall paper, cards, stationary, etc.
I've also carved likenesses of some very ordinary items
(right). These are fun for writing cryptic "rebus" messages
using pictures instead of words.
of my stamps resemble old wood cuts (above).
left are a few of the stamps I've placed in letterboxes.