Jane LaFazio posted about
on her blog the other day.
I wanted to try it,
but felt like I just didn't have time.
This morning I decided I'd carve an Easter Egg stamp
for our grandson Charlie,
as I thought stamping would give him
something fun to do while he is here for Easter.
Then it dawned on me that I could try out
while carving the egg....
not a huge deal,
but it would add an element of fun -
for me, anyway!
So here is my first 'egg' carving:
I was using just a small eraser for my stamp.
As you can see,
I carved the little dots and lines into the eraser
as my second carving.
I really like how even this simple egg
became a bit more complex
with the reductive method.
I was trying to find some
for my egg,
but most of what I have is
red, green, gold, black, etc.
Then I came across these:
I think I purchased them
I had deemed these 'special'
- too special to use -
as I used to think of so many of my purchases.
HA!!: not anymore!
As you can see,
the surface of the pad is beginning to disintegrate
with pressure from the stamp,
but that just adds a bit more texture, right?
Well, that was so much fun,
I thought I'd grab some Moo Carve
(you can purchase this at Random Arts)
and make a larger reductive stamp
that Charlie and I can use on cloth napkins.
So, here we go,
layer one, simply the egg-shape,
using my disintegrating stamp pad:
the stamp pad was getting even too sloppy for me,
so I found a turquoise pad
(not bad for Easter, right?).
As you can see, I've added the spirals
(oh, and also shadows of me snapping the pic!).
And the final layer:
My stamp is in the center,
and I think I've included the two last layers of the printing.
The final layer is the pinkish ink,
which looks pretty awesome on top of the
second layer of turquoise
(center on the left piece of paper,
middle left on the right piece of paper).
If this was a perfect world,
and trust me, it's not,
I'd have had three color gradients which would have
played together beautifully!
Charlie and I will use textile paints,
and it will be a beautiful world -
thanks for stopping by