So, I make the stamps (everyday), but I have very few art-stamping techniques. Yeah, I've done some stitching on my cards, or played around with the fabric stuff, but as far as all the fancy markers, gesso, and other "real-artist" type stuff I am clueless. I just haven't really done enough experimenting. My normal equation is: STAMP+INK PAD = A STAMPED PROJECT. Well, awhile back I got a sample of gesso. Let's just say I started gessoing everything on my craft table and quickly ran out. It was fun, then I think it kind of turned it into a challenge of just how dirty can I get my hands. The gesso made a perfect background to stamp snowflakes on. I was a gessoing-snowflake stamping fool!
STAMP + GESSO+INK PAD = A STAMPED PROJECT
It gave the manila tags a bit a texture and just an extra hint of - "Hey, I'm a stamp artist - look at me use gesso." Then I cut up sayings from some fabric along with a doily of sorts that I think my great-grandma tatted or whatevered and sewed them layered along the bottom. Making these tags actually inspired me to hold a little contest for 100 Proof Press. I've even decided to send out three blank tags with the hopes customers will share their tags. We'll see how it goes.
|"for the love of art"|