I was invited to join a mermaid themed group on Swap-Bot. This brought to the forefront of my mind my love of folklore and imaginary creatures. I was inspired to make a stamp of such a creature :
The initial drawing and transfer
After carving, and initial stamping
After some touchups, and adhering the stamp backing. I used a dye based stamp for this, and it turned out interesting. It is as if the mermaid is underwater...
Anyway, I typically use a non-smear waterproof ink for this, and this is why.