Testing a New Stamp Design Idea

I was asked some time ago about stamps with a positive and negative of the same image. One side will stamp as normal, but the other side when used with polymer clay (or any clay) with result in a raised embossed image. I have been searching for interesting designs and patterns to use and I have a few designs ready to test. Here are some of the new Duo Designs I am planning on adding to the clear stamp line I sell in my Etsy Shop .

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More New Stamp Designs

I just listed several new clear stamps in my Etsy Shop

The first 3 are the smaller 4″ X 2 3/4″ size stamps

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The next 4 are the larger 6″ X 4″ stamps

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Very Exciting Announcement ! ! New Doodle Clear Stamps Coming Soon

I have teamed up with Miriam “Mimi” Badyrka, the Doodle Queen over at http://www.doodles.typepad.com/ , and will very soon have some of her doodles made into clear stamp designs  !!!!!!!! If you are not familiar with her blog The Doodler you really should take a look.

 

Here is a preview of a few of Mimi’s designs I want to use.

Zentangles In Polymer Clay

I recently saw online that people were talking about and making something called Zentangles. I had no idea what a Zentagle was so I had to check it out for myself.

What is a Zentangle? It was developed by Maria and Rick of Zentangle, Inc. and they define zentangle as a “fascinating new art form” in which beautiful images are created “one stroke at a time” from repetitive patterns. For me it boils down to doodling 🙂 Not mindless doodling that we do while on the phone, but doing it deliberately. I have seen it described as abstract doodling, abstract drawings and monochrome pen drawings. People making zentangles find it therapeutic, mesmerizing and well….. zen like. All you need is a sheet of white paper, a fine tip black pen and your imagination to get started.

Of course polymer clay artists have taken zentangles to a new level. 🙂 Interpreting their drawing into polymer clay art. You can interpret the drawing literally and create a black & white clay “drawing” like Dora has done.


Dora also has a tutorial on making clay zentangles you can check out.

You can take it a step further and add some color to your clay zentangles like Rev Byrd has done.


Check out Daily Art Muse’s article called 6 Ideas for Polymer Clay Zentangles. Many helpful hint are shared to get you going.

You may like to purchase the Design Originals book called Zentangle Basics By Susanne McNeill.
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