I never did get pictures up from the fantastic workshop I did with the fabulous Jeanne Beck in September. Better late than never . We played with a number of techniques, but one that I had lots of fun with was making string stamps and heat mold stamps.
String stamps are about as low tech as you can get; that’s part of what I like about them. Armed with a ball of twine and a scrap piece of wood, you’re in business. Here was my effort; inspired by endless games of cat’s cradle as a kid.
and that stamp in action:
here were some more from other participants and Jeanne’s own stash:
when you use the stamps once, the paint dries and the seals the string:
Then we played with heat and mold stamps. You heat these up a bit and impress texture on them. We had fun with Shelley’s shoe:
Here’s the stamp it made:
I haven’t done much experimenting with these. I’ve been so heavy on the wrokshops lately that I haven’t really had time to assimilate the new skills and tools. I’ll post as I get to it.