Rubber stamps are an easy, fun printmaking process what is versatile and gets great results. This video demonstrates how to start with a brush pen drawing which is then transferred using a graphite technique onto the surface of the Speedball Speedy Carve surface. Techniques such as how to cut many different types of lines and marks with a linoleum cutter are shown, as well as how to use a stamp pad to print the rubber stamp. Techniques for using embossing powder with a heat gun to create a raised version of the rubber stamp print are shown. Demo led by Teaching Artists Lauryn Welch and Eloise Sherrid.
- Lauryn learning rubber stamps from her father, who is a mail artist
- Inspiration from a birdhouse and wrens.
- Brush pen markers create a wide range of line widths for variety.
- Pencil transfer technique to transfer the drawing onto the rubber.
- Sizes of the linoleum cutter, and the types of lines they create.
- Rubber stamps can be used for collage, making patterns, cards, paintings.
- How to change the linoleum cutters in the handle.
- Using an X-acto knife to cut around the size of the shape.
- Safety: carve away from yourself.
- How to use a stamp pad for printing.
- Doing a test stamp first, and then going back to fix mistakes in the stamp.
- Making prints with leftover ink, creating prints that are lighter.
- Heating up embossing powder with a heat gun to adhere the powder to the paper.
X-Acto knives are extremely sharp and it’s really easy to cut yourself by accident! Always wear a kevlar glove on your hand which is not holding the knife to prevent injuries. Heat guns can get really hot! Be very careful when handling them.
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