Sunday 20 October 2019

2019 #16 Stamp Carving: Triple Anomaly {by Bryan Evans}

2019 Topic 16: Stamp Carving

It's great learning about different products for carving into, but Bryan's is surely the most original (I'm definitely stealing his idea!). He's got three fab projects encompassing different substrates with some gorgeous new Fresco colours.

Hi everyone, it's Bryan here from geezercrafter with you today, and I'd like to share with you  my projects using some carved stamps. I wanted to make some simple but bold stamps that I could use with some of the new colours in the Fresco Acrylic Paint range.

My carved stamps come from an old rubber wellington boot that we use as a door stop!! I kept the design simple as I wanted to highlight the new Fresco colours.

Using the PaperArtsy brayer onto some Smoothy Heavyweight stamping card, I made some marks and patterns with Calypso Fresco Acrylic Paint. I added Cloud 9 and Truffle to get some different shades.


I added a watery mix of Truffle before using my stamps with Cayenne. I tried to make each 'stamp' a different shade by adding Cloud 9 and Truffle to Calypso.

In my large Mixed Media Journal, I made a background using Calypso and Cayenne. My intention was to use the brayer to both add paint to my stamp, and to stamp onto the background. I noticed the pattern left on the brayer, so decided to use this instead.

I continued alternating between Calypso, Cayenne and Truffle. Love the effect of the translucency and opaque effect of each colour.

I have wanted to make a fabric journal for some time now. On a piece of fine weave hessian, I mapped out a design stamping with Cloud 9. The Fresco's are a dream onto this fabric.

I continued adding layers of Cayenne and Calypso; very pleased with the result.

I had a lot of fun with these 3 projects, making shades and tints, and trying out new substrates. I am looking forward to trying some more of the new range of colours to add to my fabric journal. Don't forget to add your creations to the PaperArtsy Facebook page and to Instagram.

Thank you for joining me today, happy creating!!

Instagram: bryanevans7772


Miriam said...

Oh Bryan, this is super! I never would have thought of using Wellington boots... So clever!

Etsuko said...

This is superb Bryan, fab carvings and I love your abstract art as always. xx

craftytrog said...

Great ideas and designs Bryan!

A Pink said...

Three terrific stamp carved projects , Bryan . Love the impressions made by your hand carved stamps and a wonderful showcasing of the new PA FF . x

Craftyfield said...

What a brilliant recycling idea… I think I have shoes with soles I could use in this way! Love the Hessian cover!

Lucy said...

What a brilliant idea! Fabulous result, Bryan,

Lucy x