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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Carving Stamps

Are you a Pinterest Addict?  I sure am!  I had to set a daily, limited, time allowance so that I can actually get things done each day.  One of my boards is for hand carved stamp patterns, which is an art project I love to do, especially when I see the end results.  A couple of weeks ago I carved a few small stamps to use for my other addiction---art journals.  I had to experiment with adding color to these stamped images, so I decided to use watercolor.  I stamped the image on a Strathmore "Toned Tan" sketch paper first, then I painted an area with cobalt turquoise and stamped again.  I have to say I like the painted background image the best.  It's more dramatic!

2 comments:

Halle said...

I am too Cindy! It's been a long time since I visited your blog..I'm going to have to do some catching up.

linda said...

Love your stamp! I just got some of the pink rubber, but am still afraid to screw it up, ao I haven't done anything with it yet.