Sunday, 26 June 2011

Trying out my New Background Stamps

We made background stamps in class last week. I had been promising to show my class how for ages, finally I got the supplies together with the help of one of my students. It is actually really simple, some craft foam, waterproof glue and wood for the back.
I glued down some undercollage and then used black gesso with the diagonal stripes stamp.
Red then blue acrylic paint over the top.
It was a hassle to cut out the circles, but I think this stamp is my favourite.
Red over the purple paint. Then I painted the stamp with cerulean blue mixed with a little white and stamped again.
The stamp made with triangles.
And finally the small checkerboard stamp.

11 comments:

Ricë said...

Very cool!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love using left over foam pieces to create interesting backgrounds...I had totally forgotten this easy and fun activity that I might be able to incorporate in my Wednesday night art activities. Have a great weekend !!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

lilasvb said...

very nice stamps, you know, since i had met you i keep on doing artjournaling

Zom said...

I don't know why stamps are so fun, but they are. I would like to do some carved ones next.

PaperPumpkin said...

ooh, ooh ooh! LOVE these background stamps!! I'm looking forward to my vacation time so I can do some stamp making, too! Yours are wonderful! ~kathy

Antoinette said...

Very cool idea. We have a bunch of leftover foam from kids' crafts on this family vacation so now I know what I'll use it for! I especially like how that checkerboard stamp turned out.

nollyposh said...

ooooh i like the 'bubbles' & 'checkerboard' X:-)

susan christensen said...

Thanks for the stamp alternative, Zom - I love stamps and can really never have too many! - sus

Violet said...

i'm inspired by these!

Bren said...

Love the stamps Zom, great idea, they make great texture effects for backgrounds.

Parabolic Muse said...

Isn't that FUN?! I love that checkerboard one. I have to make one!