Many of my early carves and cards were based on the series of OZ graphic novels written by Eric Shanower and featuring fantastic illustrations by Scottie Young.¬†Shanower’s adaptations are true to the original Baum books, without the creepiness factor of the movie adaptation of the Wizard of Oz.

I’m a huge fan of Young’s “sketchy” art style and carving stamps of his work was a fun challenge that really improved my carving abilities. All of these stamps were carved with gouges (most often a Speedball #1 and a Staedtler 1v), and you can see how my ability to carve has improved over time in these images. The original queen of the field mice (in the Marvelous Land of OZ series), is about three times the size of the one on the LTC below. I have several stamps that I’ve scanned and re-carved at a reduced size to challenge myself to be able to carve smaller and smaller details.

I hope that you enjoy this collection of cards!

OZ Mystery Series

OZ Mystery Series

Battle for the Throne - Set A

Battle for the Throne – Set A

Battle for the Throne - Set B

Battle for the Throne – Set B

Queen of the Field Mice

Queen of the Field Mice

Tik Tok

Tik Tok

Dorothy Finds a Key

Dorothy Finds a Key

Scarecrow and Billina

Scarecrow and Billina

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4 Thoughts on “OZ LTCs

  1. Jiffy on July 29, 2013 at 9:31 AM said:

    Aw man… I only have one of those in my collection!

    • Mama Wolf on July 29, 2013 at 9:48 AM said:

      But you can also find them in the wild, Jiffy! That’s how I got most of them! Except Dorothy, I still need that one.

    • Aiphid on July 29, 2013 at 10:30 AM said:

      I think I might have one or two of the last one left. If they didn’t get taken at the last event, anyway.

  2. Angel Treads on July 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM said:

    I have them! And from the “wild”, too!

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