Friday, February 25, 2011

Painting from a stamp!

I love finding new ways to paint, I`m in the 
constant search of inspiration and trying new
things that keep awake my muse and I made 
a class about one of my favortie techniques
wich is painting form a stamp!  The class
uses an atc as an example, a cool way to make
them and trade real pieces of art!

Many find it hard to draw but enjoy a lot the 
process of painting and this is a cool way to
get started! Once you stamp you start adding
the corresponding shades and lights to make 
the shapes look more realistic!

I did this one in my altered book, remember 
the one I told you earlier? The big fat encyclopedia,
I love seeing the words behind her, adds lots 
of texture and sometimes you find a great word
that can go highlighted in the work!

The only thing you have to be careful if
you are using acrylics is not add too
much paint or else it will be stock when
you close the book! What I do if I add 
too much is to sand the work a bit but 
I use little paint from the beginning or
if I got carried away I attach an acetate 
between pages! 

If you would like to take this free class
and learn more about this technique, 
you are very welcome to join us! 

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. Monica ~

    Absolutely stunning! I love the colors you've chosen for this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ooh that's a technique I never thought of! I can't wait to try it out. I can imagine big stamps like that with faces are quite expensive though?

  3. Hi Monica, I really enjoyed this lesson as I've previously posted. I was wondering , where did you find your "face" stamps. I am having a difficult time finding them. I would love to try this technique...Blessings to you..and thanks so much. !!

  4. Hi Yolanda! Please email me and I will send you a couple of my own digital desings! :D


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