Hi y’all, I thought I’d share today’s foam stamps (here’s yesterday’s post with the setting fyi Mixed Media tools: Foam stamps).
I cut designs with some fine details, which I thought, even as I was watching it engrave, would melt away, but when I stamped them, even the little dots showed up. Next time I’ll add a shoulder on those bits.
These were stamped with acrylic paint that I applied to the stamp with a brayer.
I use an iPad app called iOrnament to make symmetric designs and repeating patterns. It has all the planar symmetry groups; you choose how you want the repeats and doodle away. I draw in black and white, and then export the image into illustrator, where I use the image trace feature to make it into a vector image. I have this $7 pro version, but there’s a $4 version that has many of the features.
One thing the app does is to let you project your design onto a sphere. I did a 3-D engrave from this design:
It was my first one of these, and I learned two things:
- don’t use draft board.
- don’t mask it.
Otherwise it certainly was an interesting experiment.
Thanks for looking.