Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Pug Collage and Hand Carved Stamp - A69

I am having so much fun with my new pug painting - A69!

This week I made it into a hand carved stamp and a collage.
I love how transforming my painting into different mediums changes it, but that in many ways it also stays the same. How neat!

Hand Carved Stamp
The collage is now available in my Etsy store as both a signed print and a set of 10 note cards.
I realized that until now, I had not yet carved a black pug stamp. I think that is so funny because black pugs are way faster to carve than fawn pugs because you leave everything alone on the PZ Cut that you want to print black. That means you only carve out the white lines. :)

Here is a skidoo lens I wrote on how to make handcarved stamps.

I was so excited that my friend, Manon, carved some stamps the other day! Aren't they wonderful! Please let me know if you try it too! I would love to see!


Pugsley said...

Your stamps are GREAT!! I took a rubber stamping class last night:)

I am ready to get stamping!!


Manon Doyle said...

Your stamps are always terrific Melissa! The tutorial is great .... very informative! Thanks for mentioning my first go around with carving... I loved it!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Furry khute!

AS USUAL of khourse!


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I think you're one of the most creative people on earth! I love the pug stamp - maybe they could make a Post Office stamp out of it! I'd sure like to look at that as I send out my bills - - at least it would be fun! Thanks for sharing your tips on carving the stamps, I'm not brave enough to tackle this, but in my mind I'm doing it!

Pearl said...

Melissa, I just love that pug kiss! The collage is my favorite- so FUN!

Laura said...

The collage is very clever, Melissa! Love it!

Sheila said...

You're like an Art Fountain, beautifully spewing out more beauty!

Pearl and Daisy said...

Love the collage - it's so colorful and fun!


Candace Trew Camling said...

they all look SOOO fantastic and different! I love them all. I think my favorite is the carved stamp, because of all the gestural lines. But I love the sweet faces in the painting and I love the texture and pattern in the collage. Keep 'em comin'!!

Heather said...

these are so fun! Aesome! Totally loving the collage one~

Diane said...

I love that stamp! The collage is wonderful...such bright happy colors!
xoxo Diane
Kisses to Emmitt, too

The OP Pack said...

I bet that makes a very cute kissy stamp. You did it again - wowed us.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Diana Evans said...

oh how wonderful Melissa!!! I am going to make some hand carved stamps in the next few weeks!!!
you have inspired me!!


Peng Peng said...

you have a wonderful graphic sense!
the collage is WiLd!

love hand carved stamps.. isn't it addictive?

great work! xoxo

Sandra y Coco said...

Hi Melissa, what can I say besides WOW!! ?
Love the new stamp and the collage is super duper cute!

Liss said...

Great collage.

Maggie and Mitch said...

The collage is so beautiful and cheerful! We love it, Melissa!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Frances Louise said...

Pretty neat! You are indeed talented.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Oh soo cool! We bet you had fun doing those stamps- as they look so cheerful. Where do you get a stamp pad with all those colors?
You would be a fun summer camp for all of us! you and Emmitt and all your art!

Sherry said...

Thanks for sharing Melissa. I must check out the PZ Cut. I'm not satisfied with the product I just got in from another place.