Here we are one week into the new year and I have signed up to take three on-line journaling classes. Problem is, I haven’t worked on any class projects…..I’m carving my own stamps instead.
Next week I’ll journal!
Meanwhile, I’d like to share my latest little project…..registration printing. Basically, that means you carve two or three plates/stamps, ink them and print one stamp on top of the other.
I think I can show it better with photos. Here is plate one….
On the left is the first print made with the stamp above and on the right.
Now, we put them all together…...over the background above you stamp the outline.
I like the off registration look, meaning all of the colors do not line up. Looks arty in this application…..you would not like it if you were printing photographs and they came out off-registration, like this, but when you are doing art prints it’s way less critical.
Same stamp with two colors and some creepy crawler stamps I carved thrown in for good measure.
If this look intriguing to you, here is a tutorial on how to carve stamps by Alma Stoller. Try it, you might really, really like it! I know I do!
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