Friday, 18 October 2013

Trying out new stamps


'Girl with cat and dog', mixed media, A4, paper

Used my new commercial stamps in this mixed media painting this morning.  The stamps are most evident in lower right corner and also upper left corner.  It will take a bit of trial and error to figure out how much ink to put on the stamp for artworks.  I used a bit too much ink in this, I think... but it gives a kind of night-time feel to the art which is OK by me.

The stamps would be very good for decorating gift cards etc.,  and many use them for this.  For a fine art purpose however I like them as mainly background texture elements.


 I find mixed media art to be really engrossing to do with the bonus that you can work anywhere  from abstract to fantasy to realistic in result.

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