Our mission this past week was to create a hand carved stamp. Well, I have done that in the past and I am not super excited about it. I decided to create a stamp using expanding sponge. It starts off compressed, really thin ( top photo) so that it is easy to cut. The middle photo I have added water to expand the sponge and ink to stamp it. Bottom photo is how it looks stamped. I am pleased with it. I have to say that I resonate more with the Mixed Media Nature Journal book than the Keeping a Nature Journal book.