My random notes on Chinese-style seal carving.

Talking Seals
Four character seal

Where Does It Start?

Chinese is traditionally written from top to bottom in columns that are read from right to left, in other words beginning in the top right corner and continuing to the bottom left corner.

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Happy Accidents

Happy accidents can occur when carving a seal and the blade slips unintentionally or the stone chips unexpectedly.

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Sand Your Stone

There are several reasons why you should sand the face of your seal stone before cutting your design into it.

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