Sunday, November 12, 2006

Eraser stamps



I was looking at an old (Sept 27, 2003) journal entry yesterday evening and decided to try and carve the stamps drawn in that entry. My journals have changed a lot since that entry, but the purpose hasn't ~ to record stuff. If I hadn't sketched these out, I would have never remembered them and made the stamps three years later.


One of my favorite techniques when stamping eraser stamps is to stamp in one color and then color over it with Caran D'ache Neocolor II watersoluable crayons and smudge with my finger. I love the look it gives.


I was looking for something to add to the border I stamped and came across this building by Antoni Gaudi. He is my favorite architect. I would love to go to Spain and see his buildings.

14 comments:

regina said...

Thanks! I wanted to see how to do this myself...pray for my fingers!

audrey h. said...

Dawn...your stamps are great. Love how you made that border and then used the water soluable crayons...great effect :)

michelle ward said...

Dawn - thanks for linking us to this older post. Great looking stamps....love how you used them!

Ursula Clamer said...

What great little stamps, very versatile...and that border looks fab!

JeriAnn said...

Your stamps are so versatile and useful, they've made my carving finger start itching again! I love the way you used them. And what a treat to see some Gaudy. His architecture is like a fantasy world made real. What an excellent choice!

DymphieM said...

Love your cute stamps. Great use with the colour pencils too.

Hanna said...

Beautiful pages for sure, love that stamp! I will take out my pattern stamp and crayons tomorrow!

Cindy said...

As an artist that is just starting to put her pinky toe into the waters of visuals journals, I found your entry very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

Chris said...

I have to tell you, I looked at your journal pages with your stamping on them, earlier today, and really, they stayed with me all day. Very lovely. Great effect and feeling here, with pencils and the layers. Thanks for sharing!

Jo Anne O. said...

Fun, versitile stamps and the idea of layering color is great too! Thanks for sharing that with us all!

Dawn said...

Thanks for the great comments everyone! I didn't mention in the post that I carved both sides of each stamp, so I got twice the stamps for the same material. The only problem is that I usually want to use both sides and my hands get messy.

Kim Tedrow said...

I love these -- and a great idea for using those scraps from the bigger carvings. -Kim

Nicole said...

Great stamps...love these...

Hugs
Nicole

Casey said...

Love your stamps - they remind me of quilt blocks. I'll have to try your crayon trick!