Creating your own stamps
Quite some time ago I created these two little books celebrating my daughters’ first year.
Since then, I have explored playing with stamps in various ways.
But I have discovered that one thing I really like to do is make a print with the stamp and then paint over it. This is an example where I have painted over a few, but haven’t finished them all so you can see what they were like before I got out the paint brush. Incidentally these are a stylized version of phlox flowers which we had in our garden last spring. I fell in love with their colour and shape and had to do something with them.
I have since played a little bit more, which anyone near my social media feeds last weekend will be able to attest too.
I even painted this little one tonight.
You can see the plain stamped version of the elephants in the photo above. My youngest, as always chose pink.
So why am I choosing this particular artform to babble on about?
Because I’m presenting a workshop! If you would like to have a go at making your own stamps, I will be at the Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley on Sunday 29 October, 2 – 4.30pm. Basic materials supplied and we are going to have a little fun 😀 Cost $10, to be paid on booking, bookings essential, phone Unley Libraries on 8372 5100 or visit the Libraries – Unley Civic Library, 181 Unley Road, Unley or Goodwood Library, 101 Goodwood Road, Goodwood – to book and pay.
And because I played with paint, I’m submitting this to the wonderful group at Paint Party Friday. I recommend all arty enthusiasts have a wander over there and check out the whole variety of talents in the group.
And now I am all sleepy. It has been a long day with several more to come.
Art always! And thanks for reading 😀