Eraser Carving Starter Kit

$25.00 Sale price

In Japan, eraser carving stamp making has been very popular, and this starter kit "Horu Navi" meaning carving navigation by Japanese company SEED is perfect for you if you wish to try eraser carving but not sure what you need for it.  The kit comes with everything you need to get started!
SEED, the maker of this kit established in 1915, is the company produced the world's first plastic eraser, and they are one of the eraser expert makers in Japan.  The eraser included in this kit is specifically made for eraser carving purpose, so the softness of the eraser is adjusted not too soft but not too hard so that your hand does not get tired after carving few seconds.  
The most significant thing about this eraser is that the eraser is 2 layered: top layer in color and bottom layer in white.  At first, normal while eraser was used for carving, but with such white eraser, you cannot see the carved image on the eraser surface because it was white.  So SEED produced Horunavi eraser series to solve this problem by making a two layered eraser.  With this eraser, the surface area (to-be stamped image) stays in color whereas hollowed out area becomes while as the second layer is white.  This makes carving much easier as you can see the image clearly.

The enclosed instruction has lots of step-by-step pictures, so you will understand even if you do not read Japanese.  To help you understand the process better, we asked our friend Kathleen (Studio318 on Instagram) who is also a talented artist for help and she was so kind and made a You Tube step-by-step video for this product!  We will add a link to the video in this listing when it is ready!

**Note from Ayako**
If you wish to try eraser carving without buying this starter kit, I recommend you to at least get a sharp straight knife, cutting mat, eraser (Horunavi is my recommendation, but you can use normal eraser (not too hard one)), and pencil (to draw design on eraser).  Eraser carving is very fun because you can make a stamp of your own design!

**CONTENT**
(1) one sharp straight knife
(2) one V-gouge knife
(3) one eraser for stamp carving
(4) one self-healing cutting mat
(5) two small shaped eraser for stamp carving
(6) Varsa Craft stamp ink pad (color: chocolate)
(7) tracing paper
(8) eraser for cleaning
(9) How-to instruction
(10) illustration sheet
(11) paper items to make mini cards
Regular price $25.00
In Japan, eraser carving stamp making has been very popular, and this starter kit "Horu Navi" meaning carving navigation by Japanese company SEED is perfect for you if you wish to try eraser carving but not sure what you need for it.  The kit comes with everything you need to get started!
SEED, the maker of this kit established in 1915, is the company produced the world's first plastic eraser, and they are one of the eraser expert makers in Japan.  The eraser included in this kit is specifically made for eraser carving purpose, so the softness of the eraser is adjusted not too soft but not too hard so that your hand does not get tired after carving few seconds.  
The most significant thing about this eraser is that the eraser is 2 layered: top layer in color and bottom layer in white.  At first, normal while eraser was used for carving, but with such white eraser, you cannot see the carved image on the eraser surface because it was white.  So SEED produced Horunavi eraser series to solve this problem by making a two layered eraser.  With this eraser, the surface area (to-be stamped image) stays in color whereas hollowed out area becomes while as the second layer is white.  This makes carving much easier as you can see the image clearly.

The enclosed instruction has lots of step-by-step pictures, so you will understand even if you do not read Japanese.  To help you understand the process better, we asked our friend Kathleen (Studio318 on Instagram) who is also a talented artist for help and she was so kind and made a You Tube step-by-step video for this product!  We will add a link to the video in this listing when it is ready!

**Note from Ayako**
If you wish to try eraser carving without buying this starter kit, I recommend you to at least get a sharp straight knife, cutting mat, eraser (Horunavi is my recommendation, but you can use normal eraser (not too hard one)), and pencil (to draw design on eraser).  Eraser carving is very fun because you can make a stamp of your own design!

**CONTENT**
(1) one sharp straight knife
(2) one V-gouge knife
(3) one eraser for stamp carving
(4) one self-healing cutting mat
(5) two small shaped eraser for stamp carving
(6) Varsa Craft stamp ink pad (color: chocolate)
(7) tracing paper
(8) eraser for cleaning
(9) How-to instruction
(10) illustration sheet
(11) paper items to make mini cards