I am very happy to announce the release of a new set of stamps! After getting such a lovely response for my Water Droplet design I decided that I would get to work creating more water texture stamps. It was quite the challenge as I first needed to study quite a bit to get the effect to look 3D. You definitely challenge me as an artist. I like that - it pushes me to become better by stretching what I am comfortable with attempting :)
Here are some of my initial sketches. I began with graphite to get the feel for light passing through water... Then I moved to using pen. To create a good impression when stamped the image needs to be made up of tiny black dots. I'm sure there is a way to do this on the computer but I still hand stipple each image using a point 005 Micron pen...
Yes, the process does drive me a little crazy after a while ;)
A couple of weeks studying You Tube videos and making many many mistakes condensed into a set of six new images that I could feel proud to release. There were several others as well that didn't make the cut. Perhaps next batch - they needed a little more refining. Below are the new stamps!
It's always exciting to have a first play with the new stamps when they arrive. Here are my first projects using the new Water Textures. Hope they give you some ideas :) All of the new stamps are available in the Textures section of my website HERE.
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