Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Simple Stamp



While I am waiting for my Pattern Design class to begin I thought I would learn how to carve stamps using Speedy Carve Rubber. It is pretty easy stuff to carve. Much easier than carving linoleum or wood. I have done both of those and after a while the old hands take a beating.

I didn't even do that great of a job carving the stamp but I can see the potential for making patterns! I stamped this one by hand in my sketchbook but I plan on putting the stamp design into Photoshop and playing with it there as well.  It is still much more fun for me to do things by hand even though I know Photoshop so well. There is just something about the hand vs electronic. I just like the hand made look so much. But I know Photoshop and Illustrator have their uses. I am glad I am getting back into Adobe CS after nearly 4 years away and total software burn out. And I am glad I kept my Wacom Tablet.

I really like the look of the geometric stamps as opposed to the floral and nature shapes. Although I have carved a few of my pod shapes and they look OK. There is a lot to explore here.

If I only had more time.

Oh well.....until next time....


2 comments:

Hilary Florence said...

wonderful how versatile a relatively simple design can be - working up to much more complex. I couldn't agree more about hand v. computer. We seem to go in circles, moving away from mechanical/digital back to hand and eye to regain artistry and the human touch - and then look to mechanical/digital to enhance the process until it takes over, the human touch is lost and there is a yearning to re-connect...

Celeste said...

What a wonderfully simple concept with stunning results, I love the design you created.