At last week's Ashtead Club workshop the theme was to create your own stamps. - and I had an amazing lightbulb moment!
Using funky foam, draw anything with a sharp pencil, and this is sufficient to make an impression for a stamp - what a revelation! I had no idea a sharp pencil would create such an effect!
OK, the stamps will have a short life, but if you want to create a unique background, or have a stamped image look, then for me this is the way to go. I immediately went out an bought a pack of funky foam (which is very cheap), and started drawing.
I also thought I would try mounting the stamps onto something for ease of use. I do have a habit of collecting packaging, and it is always a good feeling when your hoarding instincts pay off!!! I used that thick acetate packaging you get with a lot of craft supplies (e.g. embossing folders).
I cut outside the outer edge lines, so they would show up on the final image
In this photo just the bird is mounted onto acetate with PVA glue.
The word ART needs a little work, I made it too fussy. The happy people need a bit more detail, but overall I'm pleased with the initial results.
Think of the possibilities .....
just doing a little dance of joy!!!