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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

New Water Droplet Stamps!

Hello everyone,

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.





Thanks for stopping by!
Ryn


25 comments:

  1. Very cool stuff. It is neat to see some of your design work in a behind the scenes way. :)

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    1. Thank you Mike :) I'll try to get into the habit of taking more pictures along the way.

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  2. Can't wait to receive my new stamps, Ryn, the designs are beautiful! xx

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  3. Soooo cool! Could not resist - had to order some of them, although I really wanted ALL of them......

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  4. Wow the new designs are gorgeous! The droplets look so real, I can't wait to get inky with them, haha. Groetjes karin x

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    1. Hey Karin, they're in the mail headed your way :)

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  5. They are stunning Hun! All your hard work has paid off brilliantly. I want them all needless to say! X

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  6. THese are wonderful, great to see the process behind the stamps.

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  7. Berit Hemstad4/10/2013 4:32 am

    They look stunning. Want them all :-)

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  8. It's great to see your early sketches! A YouTube video of you sketching would be amazing too... You are so clever to catch the light in each drop and to make them 3D. :) So looking forward to using these new stamps, happy crafting hours ahead!! Hugs, Wendy xxx

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    1. Agreed about the YouTube video! I thought about that and actually filmed one but did it sideways and can't figure out how to change that :S haha, I am such a novice at tech stuff sometimes! lol! Next time ;)

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  9. I saws these on your website the other day and loved them, I think they may have to wing their way over the water to me.....

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  10. WOWOWOW these are also fantastic Ryn...you're a great designer!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  11. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments about the new designs! To everyone who has made an order so far, your stamps are on the way! Hope the post gets them to you soon so I can see what you make ;)

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  12. Hi Ryn, they look awesome & as the others have said, can't wait to 'ink them up' ! Hugs, Shirleyxx

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  13. wow what a beauties!!!!

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  14. Brilliant as always. Can't wait to try out the new driplet droplets. So beautiful. Sad to say, I've just seen a new stamp set from Art Journey - almost identical to your first water droplets set. I can't understand how they can do that. It's like stealing your designs. Hope they credit you with this.

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    1. Hey Wendy, yes, that was brought to my attention. And yes, they did copy my idea. Unfortunately there isn't anything I can do about it as they did their own artwork. It's not a direct copy of my design just of my idea. It's unfortunate and not great feeling, but I figure I'll just keep doing my thing. I'll continue to be as genuine as possible. Hopefully people see through what they did.

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  15. Can I buy your stamps in Holland, I love them so much........

    groetjes Coby

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    1. Hey Coby, you definitely can :) I have shipping to Europe programmed into my website: www.designsbyryn.com You don't need to log in to make a purchase. Just add the stamps that you like to the shopping bag and checkout. All of the financial end of the transaction is handled by PayPal so I do not see or store your information. Hope that helps! I look forward to hearing from you :)

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  17. I just saw these water droplet stamps for the first time and ordered them straight away. Can't wait to get them so I can start creating. Love your work Ryn, it's so beautiful and I think I can learn a lot from you.

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