So I started out these sketches with my middle and last initial. L for Linore and S for Schissel. Then I started day dreaming about curves and breaking it down a little further to individual parts of the letters and came up with this leaf pattern.
Initials that dissolve into imagination…
I settled on sketch #23
The beginning. I have cut out the outline of the leaves
I cut away the excess clay.
and cleaned it up, taking out the inside of the leaves and giving the outside edges a clean crisp line.
The finished stamp. 2-7-15