My September Artistamp is a dragonfly design. I always like pouncing ink colors onto paper and that’s part of what I did with this stamp:
The first thing I did was stamp a dragon fly image 10 times over onto scrap papers. I didn’t have to worry about the edge of the image being stamped very well, because I knew that part was going to get cropped off. Then using some whimpy stencil brushes (you know the real cheap kind) I pounced on yellow, then pink, folowed by green ink. To finish off the image I dotted the dragonfly’s eyes.
Then I used a square punch to cut out the center of each dragon fly. This became the main image for my artistamp. I designed a stamp frame in a matching green.
Next I ran a green marker along the edge of each punched dragonfly. Some people think this is a little silly because it’s time consuming. But I think it really helps to define the image. Don’t you see a significant difference in the images on the right. They look more “finished” to me!
I adhered the dragonfly images to the stamp frames. Then finished them off by trimming the edges with deco scissors and adding a doodled line along the outside edge.
And thus was born the September artistamps, each one individually rendered.
But wait! You know I never stop there! After making the Artistamps they were added to ATC’s for the monthly swap.