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    Hardware Stamps + Art Journals (Part 2)

    handmade hardware stamps + gesso = art journal backgrounds!

    [000 stamp] with blue stamping ink + white gesso on a background from An Inked Mess

    [000 stamp]

    [galaxia stamp] in white gesso on the green block printing ink background of Undecided

    [galaxia stamp]

    [edging zero stamp] on manilla folder in cobalt turquoise acrylic paint (golden fluid acrylics)

    [edging zero stamp]

    [edging zero stamp] painted with cobalt turquoise

    So the big turkey day feast is over, we're relaxing and I've been exploring the process of stamping with washers and shiny metallic objects from the hardware store!

    For today, I made some more stamps and experimented on a manila folder, paper towel, and added stamping to a bunch of art journal pages. Lots of fun! I could have played for hours (but couldn't today).

    What's so great about handmade stamps? They are one-of-a-kind, quirky, and help you create pages that are uniquely your own. Learn about the inspiration behind these handmade stamps in Hardware Stamps (Part 1).

    For example... make an art journal background by stamping a simple pattern repeatedly on a page. It could be a page that you painted with acrylics or watercolors, or just a blank page. Just "paint" the stamp and press on your paper or fabric. Try your favorite colors of fluid acrylic paint, heavy body acrylic paint, block printing ink or gesso. Imagine layers of the same pattern stamped in different colors. 

    More ideas + photos in Part 1 and Part 3.

    {NaNoJouMo #25 2010} and {AEDM #25 2010}

    {More stuff for AEDM and NANOJOUMO 2010}

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    Reader Comments (4)

    I always enjoy your blog although I often delay reading of your posts because they're so wonderful I want to be sure that I'm not the least bit distracted. And in this world this doesn't happen often!
    You don't mention what you're using to adhere the hardware to your woodblocks but I do notice a bottle of Elmers in one photo. If that's what you're using, how does it stand up to cleaning? And what do you use to clean the stamps? Thanks!

    11.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

    Great journal pages. I especially like the 'undecided' page.

    Kat X

    11.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatina Wright

    Diane, Yes, check Part 1 for the info about the glue, it's Elmers. I've washed the stamps with dish soap and water a few times now, with a light brush, and the glue continued to adhere. As long as the metal is clean, it will stamp, don't think it matters if the wood gets stained.

    Kat, Thank you!


    11.26.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

    What an easy and effectful idea! Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

    11.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterNofretiri

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