Today I referred back to the first stamped painting I did, for inspiration. Here was the first painting:
Here are the 4 days of prints that followed.
After trying all sorts of kooky approaches to a hand stamped print, I realized I liked the first day’ s painting the best. The stampings are subtler, layered and translucent. Which makes for a softer finished product. There is something sort of moody and old-fashioned about my first try at a stamped print.
I considered these attributes today as I set out to try again.
I first took out my brayer and painted the background in an assortment of lilac and lavender colors. I kept it light in order for the stamps to show up nice and strong.
Next, I chose the stamps I wanted to use for the day.
Since I knew the background color was a purple-blue, I wanted to use its compliments, yellow and orange. In actuality I switched the yellow to a yellow-green and enjoyed creating tiger lilies for the orange.
It just seemed balanced to have the vase blue. The blue sets off the two other colors perfectly.
So, I have one more stamping attempt under my belt.
I am doing all I can not to create more stamps…I’d love to do a bird series. We’ll see, because my moods change like the wind. Either I will keep going with this stamp concept, or I will move on for a while and revisit it at a later date.
I adore flowers, so you may have to bear with me, just a little bit more!