Week 20 - Use a Rubber Stamp in a New Way
I don't know if this qualifies as a hobby or an obsession, but I have a lot of rubber stamps . . . like, A LOT! Here is my collection of wood mounted stamps (my wonderful husband built those shelves for me) and if you look far in the background, you can see a shoe hanger on the back of the door that is full of cling stamps (idea from Sandi Keene). I have my Stampers Anonymous Cling stamps hanging and I'm embarrassed to say that underneath that table are baskets full of MORE stamps! Yikes! I do use them . . . really I do!
I love to use stamps in my art work (obviously) and I especially like it when I can use a stamp for multiple things. This challenge makes us look at our stamp collections in a new and different way. I started with a background page (Claudine Hellmuth paint in Landscape Green) and use a stencil to add bits of white gesso. Next I stamped my images onto deli paper using waterproof black india ink.
Using my new awesome Montana Acrylic Paint Pens, I dabbed on bits of paint then blended with a brush. The paints are opaque, so I used water to thin them a bit.
I cut out the stamped images - no need to cut precisely as the deli paper will 'disappear' into the background. I adhered everything with a matte gel medium, then put some finishing touches on with my paint markers. And here is my little underwater creature . . .