I decided to make some snowflake stamps and stencils today. I wanted to finish up a page in my sketchbook that I had started that had a winter poem on it.
I transferred the designs on to paper backed sticky foam and started cutting. These were a bit intricate and took a while to cut out.
Here’s the five stamps I made. I used copyright free clip art I found online for the designs.
I had planned on using this design as a stamp but then I decided it would work much better as a stencil.
I traced it on to the stencil plastic.
And cut it out with my trusty X-acto knife.
I peeled the paper off the back of the stamps and put them down on clear plastic.
I liked how the paper looked all curled up after peeling it off the stamps.
I decided to paint some papers blue first and then I would work from there. I didn’t take a photo of the paper just blue but while the paint was still wet, I put the stamp down on to the wet paint. I didn’t add any extra paint, just the dry stamp. And the photo above shows what happened. The stamp caused the paint to darken where the stamp was placed.
And the stamps even showed through to the back side of the paper. I really like this effect and will definitely try this again with other stamps.
Here’s one of the pages after drying.
I then added some white paint and some light blue paint with the stamps and stencils.
It snowed most of the day here today so I’m sure that must have influenced how these pages turned out.
Here’s the page that I originally planned to work on. The poem is called Winter Grace by Patricia Fargnoli. You should be able to read it if you click on the photo to enlarge it.
And I finished up a few of the pages that I had started before. I added a quote to the iris page.
Added some leaves to my roses.
And colored in my ghost flowers. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a Merry Christmas. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate all your comments and support.