My Mail Art Girl Stamp and Ice Resin
When I convert a piece of my artwork to a stamp I try to think about how people can use the stamps in different ways to produce their own unique artwork and get value for money from the purchase.
So when I drew Mail Art Girl for Jez (LINK) as a piece of mail art, and then converted the image to a stamp, it was so that I could reuse a piece of artwork that took many hours to draw as an original. Buy the stamp and you can achieve the same result with very little effort.
Or use one of your own favorite stamps: Stamp onto mount bord, then 'paint' using a brush and some decanted spray paint ( tattered angels, Tim Holtz, Dylusions - any would do) . Pour a little into an egg cup if you don't have a water colour tray, add found bits and bobs - I use a torn up wire cleaning cloth and sprinkled in some recycled beads - added torn postage stamps, edged and scraped my little canvas. Seal paper stamps with matte medium so they retain their colour.
Mix your ice resin, I use an old container for my contact lenses as it mixes the perfect quantity for this job. Pour, it will self dome (as you can see from the photo's). Leave it where you poured it for two days or you will get finger prints and you may cause the resin to spill over the sides and you will lose your 'dome'.
I will use these in a piece of jewelry and show you my finished pieces when I get there...