Saturday, November 5, 2011

AEDM 4 AND 5...

This is a comb post of day 4 and 5 of AEDM... progress on the stamp on Friday:

Started finishing the outside of the paisley.

By the time the night was over I almost had the middle done.
This morning and after a bit of housework it did this:

The stamp is finished!

The stamp has been used...

Two different mediums used...

Also took a picture....

Today I pretty much was in my room with the exception of the time it took me to vacuum my kitchen floors. I was able to finish the stamp and see what it looked liked. The first time I tried the stamp out I used acrylic paint (the red one) and the second time was with a stamp pad. I outlined one of each in black and then the other two without. I like how both turned out, each has a different look. I do enjoy carving stamps, I have a few that I have done now. I think the next time I am going to use linoleum. I have a small block have just not tried it yet. When I was cleaning the stamp off I saw a hawk taking a bath on our swimming pool cover. We actually got a mix of rain and snow last night. That water had t be freezing but he didn't care.

Well thanks for looking and stopping by!


  1. Stopping by from AEDM. Very impressed by your stamp!!!!! I also like your photo of the hawk -- so cool!

  2. Hi Karen,

    Your stamp is quite intricate and beautiful! I've never carved a stamp but I have a stamp carving set and a piece of linoleum so maybe one day I'll pluck up the courage to give it a go. I think I'll start with a very simple one though.

    I love the pic of the hawk!!

    Happy AEDM,


  3. Love the hawk! He looks quite content. Or she--LOL!
    I think I even like the outlined in black ones better because of the nice contrast. Especially with the green one. The saying is fantastic! That was a lot of work. Great job. :)

  4. wow, super intricate carving!

  5. The stamp looks great. I really want to try carving stamps, but there is so many things I would like to try, and so little time... but someday I will!

  6. You're bave to try linoleum next! This stamp turned out great, I just made my first stamp and I think I'm hooked. I'm going to go see if I can find your other stamps.

    What a darling little hawk. I suppose when you're wild a cold bath doesn't seem so bad, it's us pampered creatures that shrivel up thinking about it!

  7. Great looking stamp! I love to carve stamps. Last year I took a print class and was able to put my lino blocks into a printing press and make stationary with them. It was really exciting. I don't live close enough to the print studio to do this very often, but I still love to use stamps on just about anything. Have fun. Love your blog - will follow!Thanks for your kind encouragement and congrats on publication to you too!

  8. Visiting via AED.... Nice stamp! This is something I've not tried yet.... seems a bit scary to me, but I love your results. You may have inspired me to give it a try! :-)

  9. Thanks everyone for stopping by!



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