I’m finally getting to the fun part!
That’s the stamp-making part of the painting I’ve been working on for over a week now.
I use recycled objects like jewelry cases, cosmetics lids and wood remnants to create the stamp bases. Next, I cut craft foam into the desired shapes, glue them to the recycling and PRESTO! I have custom stamps ready to use on my artwork. My theory is to create a paint surface that is half traditional painting and half rudimentary print-making.
So what I plan on doing with this giant 3ft x 4ft painting I am working on, is to stamp every surface with patterns. Even the background.
The face took me some time today, but the rest should move fairly steadily from here. The sketching and under-painting were miserable, but the COLOR and pattern design is so much fun! I don’t know what possessed me to try this, but now I’m finally starting to get excited about it. I feel like I created a lot of movement in the head area today. Just wait until I start on that dress!
I plan on creating my own paisleys, Ikats, chevrons & florals. Each arm will have its own fabric print and of course wallpaper for the background!
I’m finally coming up with my own artist technique and it’s very uniquely-Me!
Ah, this is such a blast!