I have attempted to carve stamps a couple times. It definitely takes practice. I like the Speedball Carver and Speedball 4×6 carving block. I usually don’t plan it out. I start carving and soon a pattern or design comes through. I add ink and test stamp on paper. This way it’s easier to see what areas need to be carved deeper.
Now I have a collection of original stamps that i carved to use on art projects. How cool is that?!If you have wanted to give it a try, I encourage you to go for it.