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6 posts categorized "Printmaking"

August 14, 2012


Foam Stamping Tutorial


Check out my cute little doodled flowers with texture stamped centers. So cute, right?

foam stamping tutorialThe way I did the stamping is first to take these cute little foam stamps I picked up from Michaels the other day. I had no idea what I'd do with them but I thought they were so cute ... little foam marshmallow shapes.

foam stamping tutorialSo the first thing I did was to heat up one side of the foam shape with a heating tool until it got nice and soft and pliable. And then I pushed the heated side of the foam shape into a piece of crochet that I had made a while back.

foam stamping tutorialWhich caused the foam shape to take on the texture of the crochet.

foam stamping tutorialThen I inked the foam shape and stamped it. The great thing about foam stamping like this is that they keep the shape until you heat it up again and then it becomes nice and soft, ready to be pushed into something else to take on different textures.

foam stamping tutorial
So cool, right?

Happy foam stamping. :)

June 13, 2012


Rubber Carving Tutorial :: Jeung


I've talked about the concept of jeung with you here and here. So I wanted to see if I could carve the very special word to make it into a rubber stamp.

Jenny DohSo the first thing I did was to write the word with my brush and ink.

The character starts with a small horizontal stroke, then a downward stroke, diagonally.

jeungThen it's a small little stroke in the opposite diagonal.

lettering tutorialThen an itty bitty horizontal stroke ...

lettering tutorial Then a longer straight downward stroke ...

lettering tutorialAnd then a ring stroke at the bottom.

lettering tutorialCheck out the many I made as I practiced with my sumi ink. lettering tutorial
I picked my favorite one and placed a translucent piece of paper over it and traced the storkes with a pencil.

rubber carving tutorialThen I turned the traced character over so that it rested on top of a piece of carving rubber and then rubbed the opposite side with pencil so that the pencil-traced character would become imprinted on the rubber.

rubber carving tutorialAnd then I took my carving tools and carved around the character.

rubber carving tutorialI stamped the character with a brown inkpad on watercolor paper, added a pencil doodle, watercolors, washi tape, and then mounted it onto a mini Moleskine.

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This makes me happy.

April 01, 2012


DIY Crochet Stamp Printmaking Tutorial


Check out my new stamp. Not made of rubber. It's made of crochet.

crochet stamp printmaking tutorial

I used hemp yarn to chain 12 and joined with a slip stitch and weaved in all the ends.

crochet tutorial
I used spray adhesive to mount it onto a piece of cardboard into the shape of a heart.

crochet printmaking tutorial

Using a sponge brush, I loaded the stamp with acrylic paint then stamped the image onto paper. To finish, I added washi tape, sheet music, and doodling.

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Happy creating. :)

January 27, 2012


Carved Eraser Stamp Tutorial :: Love One Another


carved eraser stamp tutorial
For this carved eraser, I drew a little design onto a pink eraser using an ordinary pencil.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
And used my carving tool to carve out the outline and a bit on the inside of the leaves.

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Then I inked it and stamped it onto cold press watercolor paper.

rubber stamping tutorial
Took a black fine-tip marker to add details and part of my all-time favorite verses:

Beloved, let us love one another. For love is of God and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love, does not know God for God is love. Beloved, let us love one another.

carved rubber stamp tutorial

January 26, 2012


Carved Rubber Stamp Tutorial :: 1 Stamp = Endless Designs


Check out my very first carved rubber stamp. It's a flower petal. And with this lovely shade of coral, it makes the perfect flower grow.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
And with this perfect shade of blue, it makes the perfect raindrops.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
And when stamped twice, closely together, it makes the perfect little heart.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
And when doodled with stems, they become the coolest plant life.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
How did I do it? I took a regular pink eraser, sketched the shape directly onto the rubber with pencil and carved it with this tool.

carved rubber stamp tutorial
Happy stamping. :)

January 25, 2012


Styrofoam Block Printing Tutorial :: Love is Patient


Step 1: Make a mark or doodle onto a piece of styrofoam. There's lots of styrofoam found in packaging so keep your eyes open for it. Make sure to cut the edges so that it is nice and flat. Next, use a sharp object like a knitting needle to make your doodle.

styrofoam blockprinting tutorial

Step 2: Squeeze some blockprinting paint onto a piece of glass or tile. Load it onto a brayer and then apply the paint onto the sketched styrofoam.

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Step 3: Place the styrofoam onto the substrate that you want to print on. In this case, I printed directly onto a page in my sketchbook. Lift the styrofoam and ... tada! (I added some details with a red Sharpie.) How awesome is that?

blockprinting tutorial

Off I go to make a ton more.
Happy printmaking. :)

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