I've talked about the concept of jeung with you here and here. So I wanted to see if I could carve the very special word to make it into a rubber stamp.
So the first thing I did was to write the word with my brush and ink.
The character starts with a small horizontal stroke, then a downward stroke, diagonally.
Then it's a small little stroke in the opposite diagonal.
Then an itty bitty horizontal stroke ...
Then a longer straight downward stroke ...
And then a ring stroke at the bottom.
Check out the many I made as I practiced with my sumi ink.
I picked my favorite one and placed a translucent piece of paper over it and traced the storkes with a pencil.
Then I turned the traced character over so that it rested on top of a piece of carving rubber and then rubbed the opposite side with pencil so that the pencil-traced character would become imprinted on the rubber.
And then I took my carving tools and carved around the character.
I stamped the character with a brown inkpad on watercolor paper, added a pencil doodle, watercolors, washi tape, and then mounted it onto a mini Moleskine.
This makes me happy.