Carving Thanks, Not Potato.
감사 means "thanks" in Korean.
Not to be confused with 감자, which means "potato."
So I used a dark graphite pencil to write 감사 on a piece of vellum (any paper will do).
Flipped it over and rubbed the back side so the image could transfer onto the rubber. Then I carved the strokes that make up the word. The effect is that the negative space of the word gets inked rather than the actual strokes that make up the word. Make sense?
Love the sweet little stamp cause it gives you lots of ways to react to it for art-making. I also like that the negative space that gets inked and stamped kind of looks like a potato. :)