46 posts categorized "Rubber Stamping"

September 08, 2013

Announcing My New Stamps :: You Taste Like Birthday

I've been having a whole of of fun with my latest stamp set: You Taste Like Birthday.

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It's one of my larger sets with 13 of my doodle designs ... made especially for art journaling, cardmaking, and doodling!

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The rubber stamps have lots of open space in them that can be colored with markers, paints, and pencils.
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So much fun to be had with these stamps. Want some? You can get them here!

Happy stamping. :)
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July 08, 2013

Introducing :: Crafting Katniss Clear Stamps

I'm happy to announce my brand NEW Crafting Katniss Clear Stamps!
Been having a lot of fun playing with them ... the perfect stamps to combine with watercolors, like this Without Love card ...

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And here's a second card I made using the same methods of stampibng, adding watercolors, and adding text with ink and a brush: Keep Calm & Shoot Straight

Jenny DohStamp target image onto a square piece of watercolor paper with a dark inkpad.
Stamp arrow image onto a piece of torn ledger paper with a dark inkpad.

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Watercolor the stamped target.

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Add lettering with Sumi ink.

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Crafting Katniss stamps are available here. Happy stamping! :)

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May 28, 2013

In Pursuit of Freedom

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In pursuit of freedom
not power or fame
she let her heart spill every drop.

In pursuit of love
not complications engulfed, inflamed
she let go every part.

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May 15, 2013

Carving Thanks, Not Potato.

감사 means "thanks" in Korean.
Not to be confused with 감자, which means "potato."

So I used a dark graphite pencil to write 감사 on a piece of vellum (any paper will do).

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Flipped it over and rubbed the back side so the image could transfer onto the rubber. Then I carved the strokes that make up the word. The effect is that the negative space of the word gets inked rather than the actual strokes that make up the word. Make sense?

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Love the sweet little stamp cause it gives you lots of ways to react to it for art-making. I also like that the negative space that gets inked and stamped kind of looks like a potato. :)
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May 13, 2013

Carving Swords and Gloves

Thought I'd show you the fun I've been having as I continue to carve more rubber. I've been interested in sword fighting. Not real fighting but just the moves involved with it. In particular, I'm interested in Japanese sword fighting. Mainly because I've been inspired by a fitness instructor in my life named Lynn who has these amazing sword moves that she teaches. Amazing.

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Anyway ... here's my first carved sword. A little bit wonky, right? But as I was explaining to a friend recently, the great thing about carving rubber is that sometimes, it becomes wonky. And that's a good thing. It makes the process and end result unique and memorable. Unique.
On guard.
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And here's my wonky pair of boxing gloves.
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Gloves on.

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May 09, 2013

Rubber Carving and Doodling Tutorial

The thing I love about carving rubber is that even when you carve popular images and shapes, no one will have the exact same stamp as yours, because each piece of handcarved rubber has its own unique characteristics.

Like the single raindrop. I love the shape. And my carved raindrop is something I use all the time.

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You can do so much with it ... like rows and rows of red drops all pointed in one direction.
rubber carvingOr three columns of black drops with some pointing up and some pointing down to create a different pattern.

rubber carvingAnd then clusters of brown drops that look like flowers.

rubber carvingAdd some doodling and they are over-the-top fabulous.

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Same thing with the popular hexagon shape. Such a popular shape these days, right? So carve yourself one, two, or three in sizes small to large and you can make these shapes your very own.
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Experiment with them and see what they can do!
rubber carving and stampingAnd as always ... add doodling to bring them to life.

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The details of carving rubber are explained thoroughly in my new book, Stamp It!, which is availalbe here. Happy carving, stamping, and doodling. :)

March 27, 2013

Studio Explorations :: Practice. Play. Persevere.

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Practice. Play. Persevere.

Brown sandwich bags stamped, lettered (with sumi ink),
and embellished with washi tape and sheet music.

March 06, 2013

DIY Rubber Stamped Water Bottles Tutorial

Here's another easy peasy project for you: Water bottles with super cute stamped labels!
Here's how I did it.

Jenny DohI used basic rubber carving methods to carve an image of a little boat onto rubber. Here is a tutorial that I shared with you a while ago on how you carve rubber. Although the original tutorial was with an eraser, you can also do it on larger blocks of carving rubber, which is what I did.

After carving the stamp, I stamped it with a blue inkpad onto pre-cut labels that are designed to be used for water bottles. I found these in the bridal section at Michaels.
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I peeled off the existing label on the water bottle and then slapped on the stamped one around it.

All together now: Easy Peasy!

Happy crafting. :) Jenny Doh(All photos by Cynthia Shaffer)

March 02, 2013

Stamped Pencil Jar Tutorial

Check out my cute little pencil jar.

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I first started by carving a sweet little heart stamp. (You could use a store-bought stamp as well.) Next, I painted a sheet of ledger paper with red and yellow acrylic paints.
Jenny DohThen I used my carved stamp to stamp a row of red hearts onto the painted paper. Once dry, I tore the paper into a thick strip.
Jenny DohI inserted the strip into a mason jar and then placed my pencils inside.

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(All photos by Cynthia Shaffer)

Happy crafting. :)

September 28, 2012

Cello Doodle Carved Rubber Art Journal Tutorial

Check out my new cello rubber stamp that I carved. So cool, right?

Photo-9As you may know, I love to carve rubber without too much fuss. I just like to take my pen to the rubber and doodle what I want. No transferring, no fussing ... just going for it ... and embracing all the imperfections.

I did however practice doodling cellos first. Basically, a few scribbly vertical lines, then a two lines to make the cello's silhouette. Then nobs at the top and mirrored "f" shapes on the cello's body.

So once the rubber was carved, I inked it with a brown inkpad and stamped it onto a piece of German music paper. I used some black markers to outline it and add some doodles.

Photo-7I also used the eraser of a pencil to stamp dots and doodle more lines.
Photo-8I also added a paper cutout that I made from this tutorial. And then I attached it to an art journal page with black photo corners.

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