Thursday, June 21, 2007

Two Birds With One Stone!


The 4th lesson on the Personal Symbols class is about carving your own stamp and printing with it.

Coincidentally the challenge on Fibre Art Friends is also on making and using your own stamps.

I have done a little carving using polystyrene pizza trays but never carved a stamp properly.
I had a Speedball block and cutters as I had intended to have a go - sometime - so out they came and off I went.


Oh, if you haven't given this a go you really ought to.


The carving was much easier than I thought - even with my silly hands - and what a thrill to see my own designs on the fabric.


You can see the stamps I made from my doodles at the top. The middle photos are my stamps on the same piece of fabric - long piece hence two photos.


I decided the large leaf was my favourite so stamped alone on the last piece of fabric. This is my favourite.

24 comments:

Vicki W said...

Oh wow! These are great!

Homeleightigger said...

Really amazing what you can do with a doodle - and a lot of talent of course. Just super!
(stamped onto own dyed fabric I guess?)

Suzanne Earley said...

Those are wonderful. I've thought about taking that class, I think I may have to take the plunge!

StegArt said...

Great handmade stamp designs Alis. I also enjoy creating my own stamps from time to time.

Plain Jane said...

these really do look great!!
Jane (from your joggles class)

Helen in the UK said...

Love those designs and they work brilliantly over the fabrics you chose :)

Fran├žoise said...

They're lovely! What will you do with these beautiful fabrics now?

Sue B said...

Wow Alis, these are wonderful!

Papoosue said...

I really love these Alis. Very impressive! Do you have a source for the speedball cutters?

Micki said...

Great designs, Alis. They really look great on the fabric.

Susan D said...

Who would have thought you could do such great designs from doodling.

Skippy said...

I really love these! It is great to see how your project is progressing.
Skippy xx

Alis said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments - you make my day ;0)

I got the Speedball block and cutters from Rainbow Silks

http://www.rainbowsilks.co.uk/SubCategory.cfm?SubCatId=137

Big hugs, Alis

Carol said...

I love these Alis, They are amazing. i like the square block a lot. Well done.

MargaretR said...

These are just wonderful Alis. I know someone else who did that course and found it very inspiring too.

Emmy said...

so wonderful love it

Susan said...

Keep doodling! These are wonderful! You've given such life to your markings, such color, such charm.
Susan

Mary lin said...

Amazing color! So vibrant and beautiful!

Angelcat said...

Wow these are fantastic! It must be so much fun to see a design you have created printed across fabric, you choose some wonderful pieces to stamp on to!

Deb H said...

Lovely. very nice. Makes me want to stamp!

Kari said...

Wonderful, wonderful hand-carving!

I get my carving material supplies in bulk from Art Van Go, works out cheaper that way.

Totally love the designs worked up here - and of course, your loverly colours!

Hugs,
kari x

Judy Rys said...

The stamp designs are wonderful, but they really come alive on the hand dyed fabric. Great job!

Carol said...

Your designs are wonderful it's always nice to create your own. Love the colours.

Annica said...

Gorgeous! I love the orange and pink one!