2 hours ago
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
How Awesome an Awesome stamp can look...
... if it's done awesomely, that is. This is the fantastic PSX Morning Glory stamp, one of the big K-sized botanicals that are so popular (and discontinued). This one's had a rubberectomy years ago (before it joined my collection) so the wording is not on the stamp. Here, it's coloured with pencils from my new HUGE Prismacolor set, including the colourless blender, which I swear by.
But here's something different - the same stamp, stamped in Raisin Adirondack dye based ink. That ink will "run" when it gets wet, and I've used it deliberately. I let the image dry a bit, then got out a fine water brush (works just as well with a fine paintbrush dipped in water) and "coloured it in" by drawing the colour from the lines into the areas I wanted coloured. Gosh that looks ... awesome!
Now, what other stamps can I do this to? There aren't that many of today's designs that lend themselves to this approach. Oops, sounding old there.
By the way, do drop me a line when the word "awesome" goes out of fashion. I'd hate to sound daggy.