CREATIVE STAMP PRODUCTION.
COMPOSED STAMPS ARE VERY UNIQUE PRINTING TOOLS!
Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
Organizing, producing and applying stamps offers a broad range of opportunities to develop our creativity.
It’s real fun, it can even become addictive!
Various categories of stamp production:
- Using commercial stamps
- Using simple objects as stamps (Everyday objects, nature printing, eraser stamps)
- Creating composed stamps
- Creating cut stamps
- Creating carved stamps
Today we focus on the third category:
Creating composed stamps
If you wish to produce a composed stamp, you just have to collect little flat objects and attach them on or around a stamp base.
You can use a cardboard, plastic or acrylic sheet or similar materials as a stamp base.
No (or little) money is needed for the production of composed stamps; all we have to invest is some creativity.
The following two project examples show how it works.
Last time we used erasers to produce simple but power- and colourful patterns.
In this project I again worked with simple rubber erasers.
I composed a stamp by using some glue to stick four rectangular erasers on a stamp base, – a piece of timber.
And this very simple composed stamp offers endless ways of pattern creation!
The objects used to compose the two stamps of this project were much smaller: little wooden sticks were glued to the stamp base with the help of some pieces of double-sided tape.
I attached the sticks to a round and a rectangular stamp base and used them both for printing patterns on a tea towel.
Next time, we have a look at the next category of stamp production: We will cut stamps from various materials.
Have you ever used a composed stamp? Which kind of object did you choose? How did you make sure that these objects properly sticked to the stamp base?
Please, share images of you work with us! (Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org).
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