I have been really needing (okay, wanting but still!) some background stamps to use on my mixed media pieces. Well, not just background stamps but all kinds of stamps...I love stamps and they are so quick and easy to use and add interest to the pieces I'm working on...but finances do NOT allow for any unnecessary purchases right now. I mean, if it ain't the electric bill, water bill, groceries or mortgage, it isn't in the budget.
So, I did what any self-respecting artist would do....I put on my thinking cap and got creative!
What do you get when you take the Jenga game blocks that your grandboy has lost a few out of the box...throw in some craft foam you have laying around (that was supposed to be used for some other project you never got around to), a pair of scissors, some Aleene's clear Tacky glue and a heavy dose of your imagination?
Well, with an hour or two on your hands and
some ideas in your head you end up making your OWN stamps! Just cut out your design ideas from the fun foam sheet, attach it to the wooden block with some of your clear Tacky Glue, and wait for them to dry. Voila`...you have homemade stamps that you made with your own two hands!
YAY for imagination and ingenuity, huh?
Here's the first set I made and some stamped impressions from the stamps I made today. They turned out pretty cool, huh? Yea, I'm likin' 'em big time.
Anyone have an idea for how I can make a handwritten text stamp? That's big one my "want list" but I haven't figured out how to do that one yet. If you've got ideas or decide to make some yourself, do share...I'd love to see.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled blogging.
Until next time...Happy Creating!!!
Peace & Love,
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