March 8, 2012

Makin' my own Stamps

I got this whole box of wood blocks a while ago and now I've finally made my own stamps. I took sheets of thin craft foam and transfered pencil drawings onto them by placing the image face down and rubbing with back of spoon. Lifting up the paper leaves a faint tracing of my original drawing. Then I just stuck it on with tacky glue. Using a ball point pen I could "engrave" or indent the details I there were internal designs. I thought about background textures most then about negative space. I don't feel comfortable with store bought stamps so this awesome. They work fantastic. I used an Exacto knife to cut small pieces and regular scizzors for everything else. Try this it's great for Art Journaling.

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