03 March 2017

Some more work with sketchbooks

I have scheduled this post for March 6th but I am writing it on February 9. As you already know I enjoyed working back into this sketchbook so much I am making 2 more. I am keeping one for myself to help spark my creativity and the other to give away to someone who has participated in the work from this month.

I started out yesterday morning making some new stamps and a stencil. I was looking for my compressed sponge and found a 3 pack of stencil blanks. Who knew. Anyway I cut another circle stencil and will probably make another larger square one as well.

More square and circle stamps made with sticky back foam,

These are from corrugated paper. I used matte gel to adhere them to a foam board backing then carefully covered the corrugated paper with gell medium so they would last longer.

These were cut from some old compressed sponge. I've had it for year and occasionally use it but it was starting to swell from the ambient humidity. After opening the zip bag, I tried to suck all the air out of the bag before I closed it.

I have a plastic mat that was made for the bottom of the sink. I mixed up a solution of just plain water and MX dye in a finger spray bottle (tiny) and used the mat as a stencil. I did a few sprays and afterward the mat collected both fuchsia and intense blue droplets and I used it as a stamp.


  1. Congratulations! You have some very interesting ideas! I think you'll do very interesting things ... I wait to see them.

  2. I luv stamping and you have made some real cool ones. How wonderful to have accomplished such a creative nook of work in the past month.

  3. Oooohhh! Love the corrugated stamps! Wouldn't have thought of the gel medium...great!

    1. The gel medium is so great for maintaining the paper's corrugations

  4. So many great ideas. I especially like the compressed sponge.


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