For many years, elementary school teachers have led their students through a printing process making stamps by "carving" into a foam meat/fruit tray with a pencil. Long forgotten, I recently re-discovered this fun process through...what else...a Facebook posting.
Interested in carving my own stamps, this was a fun way to begin. Clearly not stamps that will pass the test of longevity, they are fun just the same.
Once again, my art journal serves as a playground for testing new techniques and ideas. These foam stamps are perfect for journal pages.
My second carving may have been a bit too ambitious...choosing a face to carve proved to be a bit of a challenge. But still, she finds a happy home in my art journal.
I am a lifelong artist who creates in mixed media collage. I teach art workshops, sell original artwork on Etsy and have licensed my art for the home & giftware industry. To see more of my artwork please visit my website at mycollageart.com