This year, on this blog, I will be doing STAMP & STENCIL SATURDAYS every week.
I like this idea because there are so many different ways to make both stamps and stencils. And also because I can use both in my gel prints, and for surface pattern designs for items in my shop.
Now, since my art supply shelves already runneth over, I am also extending this project to include digital stamps (photoshop and illustrator brushes) and stencils (photoshop custom shapes). One can never have too many digital supplies!
I went digital for my stampmaking this week. I made a trio of layer-able stamps in a cute little pear design.
|solid - shading - line art|
It would be a fairly easy to just make the line art stamp and then color it in manually, but I like this idea of layered stamps because I can stamp them slightly out-of-register and enhance the hand-stamped look of them.
If anyone's curious how to do this, I'd be glad to make a tutorial. Just leave me a comment!