Greetings and well wishes from a very hot Arizona! I'm so excited about my summer release stamp sets. I love, love them and I hope you do, too. I have a few samples to share today and many more to come!
First up is Boxed Faces. I took the images for this set from the piece I did for Tim's Distress Crayon Designer Challenge (from the last CHA show). I loved the piece I made for the challenge, and I turned those faces into stamps. I am addicted to these. Addicted!
Original piece (Dina Wakley Media Acrylic paints (in the background only), Distress Crayons (on the faces and in the background), White Sharpie, and Stabilo Pencil):
Here's a journal page I did with the stamps:
Next up is Scribbly Wings. When I taught in England, Lyn (an artist in class) said to me, "You know what would be cool for stamps? Wings." I made a mental note and then drew this set. I love, love, love, love, love it. I included a snippet of one of my favorite scriptures, Isaiah 40:31--But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Next is Assorted Borders. The size of these is especially great for cards and tags. You can see the borders in the tag above (the numbers).
Next is Scribbled Text Elements. I love, love scribbled text. These will be great background elements and even great focal points.
Next is Scribbly Girlies. I have scribbly men and women, had to do some girlies! I drew these images from some of my old childhood photos. I love the little heart border, too.
(Can you also spot one of the Scribbled Text Elements on that tag above?)
Last but not least is Sketched Faces. These stamps have the principle of closure (if you need a refresher, I talk about closure in my first book, Art Journal Freedom). Basically I have not delineated every line for you. I've left some lines out so that your brain fills them in, and so that you can take creative license with them. I cannot wait to see what you come up with.
Alrighty....get to stamping and be sure to share your work with me so I can oooh and aaaah over it!