Wednesday, February 04, 2009

New Pug Stamp - A68

I had so much fun handcarving a new stamp today. I created it in the likeness of my latest panting pug painting design A68.

I love carving stamps. I have documented my process and materials for you see how I create them.

It is a wonderful, fast and easy way to get my printmaking fix without carving into wood or lino which can be frustrating for me, and I do not need a press to run a print... just a stamp pad!

I use my stamps to embellish cards, journals, inspire fabric designs or embroidery doodles. I think this one will appear in one of my creations for doodle design class. :)





Tune in tomorrow to see new pictures and videos of Emmitt and Bogart together. He came for another visit last week and we all had so much fun!
Have a wonderful day everyone!

25 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Your stamps are great Melissa! Thanks for sharing the process with us!! : )

Lisa M Griffin said...

Your stamps are fantastic. You have totally captured such a wonderful emotion with this one... such a happy boy. Thanks for sharing. =)

Mare said...

That came out fantastic! I used to love to make carved stamps in school...Maybe i'll try it again sometime!

Ruth Welter said...

HI Melissa,

first, I love your doodles from below...also love Melanie's.

I was just reading about how you carve stamps...thanks for including the link back to your older post. This is just wonderful...you are multi-talented.

Ruth

Pearl said...

I love this stamp, Melissa! I definitely think you captured the puggy smile! :)

Leann said...

Excellent stamp, girl!!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa...this is wonderful!!!

what a great stamp...I am still inspired....and it is something I would love to try this year...

Hugs
Diana

Nevis said...

I LOVE your stamps! They're SO cool! You should carve an owl. I think you could totally rock it out.

Diane said...

Adorable stamp & you are so generous to share the whole procedure. Thank you, Melissa!
hugs, Diane

Laura said...

Thanks for the tutorial on how you do these cute stamps, Melissa! I'd love to try it sometime, so I've bookmarked that site. Do they also sell the pads at JoAnn's or Michaels?

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Maybe I should try to renegotiate with the SPCA and get a talented mom!

Furry nice!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sandra y Coco said...

The new stamp looks just like your drawing! Wow, you are very talented!

TooCutePugs said...

Love it!

Sheila said...

You already know I'm a big fan of your stamp work Melissa. So much so I did my first pug painting. It's on my blog if you want to see how much you influenced me. HUGS!

Abby Creek Art said...

Love it! I treasure my "Maisie" stamp that you made for me.:)

Punchbugpug said...

I think you should come visit me and bring that stamp! You can stamp all over my walls!!! What fun!

Pop over I've left an award for you on my blog!

Nancy and the fatties said...

I love that expression, the panting pug. When Annie makes that face she's really saying "throw the ball! throw the ball!"
xxooo

The OP Pack said...

Emmitt - is there anything your Mom can't create? She is so talented!!!

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Pugsley said...

Great stamp!!!

I(Heather)love to scrapbook and that stamp would be GREAT for the pages I do for Pugsley.

Fannie said...

All right, Melissa. I think you deserve some kind of Queen Blogger/Entrepreneur/Artist award. You're amazing!

Jill Beninato said...

I have always been a fan of your woodcut style pugs...love this one as well!

Sherry said...

What a great stamp! I've never made one of those.

The Devil Dog said...

I love the stamp and the painting.

Roxy

Leah said...

Ha!! The stamp is fabulous! It made me smile. :-)

marianne said...

Yippie!!!!!!!!!!
I got one!
Thanks a million Melissa!