Thursday, June 18, 2009

Black Pug Stamp - A70

One of the most fun things about creating a new painting is being able to translate it into other forms of art I love to create like handcarved stamps and colorful collages.

It is so much fun to create these stamps because you need to break down in your mind what you want to print (black) and what you want to take away (white).

The black pugs carve up much quicker than the fawn ones because there is less to carve away. :)

To show you how I make them and how easy they are to create, I created a tutorial on Squidoo to show how I make my stamps.

and while surfing the web the other day, I found this cute French Pug hard at work. Maybe we should tell him about working for the snuggle puggle, Eduardo.
I love thinking about all of the puggies all over the world making people smile. :)
Happy Thursday everyone!


Leann said...

You've got stamps down, girl, this one is WONDERFUL!

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

HAHA that pug even LOOKS french! Sometimes I think you can tell they don't speak the same language :)

Great stamp, by the way!

Ritobear said...

Ooo I love this stamp! It looks like Pugsley :) Is it for sale?

sherry carrigan said...

Great stamp, M.

Kelly said...

Hi Melissa! I love the new stamp! Thanks for sharing that sweet French puggie with us too!!!!

Rosie said...

ohh la la love the stamp - you are such a telent!
Loves from pugs,
Rosie Marie

Unknown said...

Great idea!! Love the stamp. I thought it was a block print. I remember doing those way, way back! ;) Ethan just saw the photo of Emmit below and asked if that was our Louie! Oh, I just gave you a bloggy award... stop by my blog and grab it! :)

Liss said...

Cute stamp! Pugs certainly do make you smile.

The Devil Dog said...

Well, let's face it. Pugs are made to make you smile. Pure and simple. How can you not smile after looking at me on the table?


Nevis said...

Great french photo...but his eyes are kinda CREEPY! Like black souless pits of despair!

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Super cute new painting and stamp! Love the face on the French pug too. :)
We are still laughing about the snapshot of the bunny and bird from your last post!
Do you really have a milkman?! That is so cool!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

More wonderful items from your paws!

Tank woo fur sharing!


Sandy Mastroni said...

love your stamp ! Isn't it fun Melissa .... we get to make STUFF

JudyMackeyart said...

Hi Melissa,
Love the stamp as well as the painting!!
Pugs do have that quality - to make one smile.


Fannie said...


Molly the Airedale said...

What a cute Puggie stamp!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Melissa
Your new stamp is so perfect!
Nice job.
Thank you for the little lesson in making them. Mom wishes she could make just one and have it turn out. Your soooo good,
Thanks for sharring the french pug.
too cute

Leah said...

O my. I just love the stamp! Adorable!