Friday, October 9, 2009

Making stuff up

I bought a stamp making kit from The Haby Goddess last week. No reason. Just did.

Last night I started carving some stamps. I carved a raindrop, inspired by this artist I saw over at A Little Hut, a granny square and a doily. It's pretty fun.

I have never been a scrapbooker or anything like that, so I don't have any stamp pads apart from a black one, so most of my mucking about with my stamps has been with paint.

I have no idea what I am doing at all. Just making stuff up. The granny stamp practice will become gift tags for Christmas as I have chopped them all up in haphazard fashion. It reminds me a little of a flag, for a crafty nation of some sort.

I like the repetition visually of tiling the stamps. It is calming. I am hoping to produce a masterpiece of reasonable size to hang somewhere in the house. But first, I need to figure out what I am doing!


Miss Muggins said...

I love the granny square stamp - what a brilliant idea!

Christina Lowry said...

Looks like you know what you are doing! These stamps are super cute. I'm thinking of making our wrapping paper with stamps this year.

There is a stamp carving tutorial on Two Cheese please that I used if you want to see how she does it or get ideas.