a custom canvas for my long awaited collage project is on the way. I’m intending for it to be a much larger scale variation of this prototype. In the meantime, I’m preparing some stamped paper to include in the mix. I loved the look of color layered over the black and white printed paper I used for my recent love prints collage, so this is just a variation on the theme.
however, even though I was in pursuit of some geometric shapes, I didn’t want to purchase traditional rubber stamps. Leaning back on my preference for a looser, organic feeling in the spirit of home sweet homemade style, I opted to go another route. I remembered making stamps from potatoes when I was a little girl at summer camp , so I figured I could find some objects around the house that would have a nice edge and some pleasing geometry.
and this is what I came up with.
monochromatic color printing over repurposed black and white printed paper
I used nail polish — who would have thought? But it works brilliantly for this purpose. Great color saturation with just the tiniest hint of relief in the color application.
and the stamp applicators? Water bottle caps, a toothpaste tube cap, and a spare button.
Using the squared off button was Cristy’s idea and I love the quasi-textile look the pattern achieves.
I’m hopeful that this will work alongside my other paper selections. Just in case you can’t tell, I’m very anxious to get started 🙂
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