Friday, February 27, 2009

It's Cold Out....

...and apparently this results in me drawing moody girls in winter coats.

:sigh: I miss spring.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quick Eraser Stamp

I swear I can come up with anything under the sun to avoid doing homework... including carving stamps into old kiddie erasers!

While my initial intention was to push off an essay, I really do miss being in a printmaking class, and after seeing Mall's beautiful stamps that are made out of simple erasers, I realized that relief printmaking really isn't so far out of my reach. So I dug through my drawers to find whatever erasers I could (I could only find rainbow colored ones, but hey, they work), and grabbed my Speedball carving tool and got to it! This probably took me ten minutes - sloppy, but I'm out of practice and this eraser is REALLY soft, so the parts kept moving as I was trying to carve. Over all, though, I think the rustic (aka "butchered") look is charming!
I don't have any stamping ink right now, so I inked this baby with a nice juicy marker!

Humz... is anyone else feeling like that handle is looking more like a tea bag? Oh, well... it can be whatever you want it to be!

Also, you can buy Mall's absolutely charming handmade stamps at her etsy store, Kirkus.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009