I'm delighted to share more of my #CarveDecember stamps with you. I did a lot of color prints during this period.
Color is amazing. Same stamps used for both tags, but they feel so different. I like the color one a lot more!
If you're interested in the multi-color printing of this stamp, watch the video here. I used the same process for these cactus prints:
I know I usually print on tags, but I just want to remind you that you can print on all kinds of substrates: book pages, tote bags, t-shirts, and more!
Which print do you prefer? Straight on or at an angle?
One of the things I talked about a lot on my instagram posts was the importance of printing. After all, professional stamp carvers are called printmakers. The print is the thing. To emphasize this point, I carved a stamp and then posted 24 printing variations with that one stamp:
Carving is just the beginning of the creative process. Printing offers so many opportunities to show off your artistic chops!
Speaking of printing, I made Christmas cards using a stamp I had previously carved and a custom colored ink pad:
I used the same ink pad to stamp the backs of the cards:
(Again, the stamps are ones I had previously carved.) And then that ink pad still had juice, so I printed some of the stamps I had already carved this year:
One of the many reasons I love stamp carving is that you can re-use the stamps over and over again. Carving them is just the beginning of the art making. I have a massive collection of hand carved stamps and I use them all the time in my art.
I'm looking forward to showing you the rest of my stamps in the coming days!
Thanks for stopping by!