I was archiving some photos to my external hard drive today and found a handful of project photos from the holiday season I had meant to show you months ago! It’s catch up day.
I made a lot of stamps as Christmas presents last year – here are my favourites. Ex Libris stamps for my Dad and brother:
And an artichoke stamp for my mom (as per her request):
I really love hand carved stamps and keep meaning to make more – they’re fun to carve and fun to use too. Geninne uses them so effectively… I’ve got a huge artist-crush on her work. I also love the stamps made by local Hamilton artist Corabelle – super cute. I like how hand carved stamps retain an artist’s drawing style, but are bolder, more graphic, more condensed somehow.
Since the holiday season I’ve made myself a few stamps too. I’ve got this idea of having a panoply of tiny unusual animal stamps. My first two efforts:
Wildly differing in scale, ha. Well the elk is tiny at least!
And also a wee froggie.
I made this little star stamp to use on my calendar. (Star marks days that I sat meditation – hearts mark days I went to yoga. It’s a bit kindergarten-y, I admit, but a girl needs all the positive reinforcement she can get!)
What other stamps do you think would be useful or fun?