Tuesday, January 8, 2019

word of the year Explore... stamping

She looks a bit like Sophia Loren, no?

My word of the year, Explore!, was the inspiration to pull out my new stamps by Jane Davenport
a cleared cutting table is the right way to start a project!
The stamps are made to cling to acrylic blocks but I can't find mine so I used a discarded tupperwear lid, put the cling on the outside, used my new ink from Barnes and Noble which says it's permanent on fabric, in green the color that was on sale.
and pressed it onto a little scrap of white fabric... three times so I could experiment.
I inked the stamp, then turned it over to press onto the fabric, firm pressure, hold a few seconds, lift

the starting point. Gather some pencils to try from Dick Blick, and my brush markers
and be ready to mess it up. Started with the spiral stamp, and stamped hair in green spirals, then overstamped with the tiny heart in different colors. Valentine's day is coming up.
darken some lines with brush marker, oops too much on the eyes, went back with white gel pen to cover the thick line. Used baby blue to shade the neck which you can't see well here but it's effective.
Brushed on more color on lips and cheek.
pulled out my red scraps to see what she could become
cut a heart out of one just to see
I originally thought to do a green woman coming out of a tree... but with V-day approaching...
don't forget to heat press with iron
and three already printed to play with, the sky's the limit!

Like the stamps a lot!
Like the ink a lot!

linking to
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Esther's blog Wednesdays 
Let's be social Wednesdays 
Midweek makers wednesdays
 Free motion by the River Tuesdays   
https://stitchallthethings.com/ to do Tuesday


  1. yes yes!!!!like sophia in boy on a dolphin .... BRAVO well done

  2. How fun. Love how it turned out.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to Milo. ♥

  3. Hi LeeAnna! This is so cool. I love the lady with all the spiral hair. Yay for getting all these supplies out and putting them to great use. Happy Tuesday. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. She is beautiful - I always love a spiral! xx

  5. This was fun. Glad you've found a permanent on fabric ink that you like. Does the ink change the hand of the fabric?

  6. Oooh, I LOVE the Jane Davenport line of stamps! Really pretty.

  7. Looks like you had a marvelous time creating! Dick Black!!?? I used to buy all my art supplies in high school and college at their store in Kansas City. Wonderful place!! :-) Your end result is lovely.

  8. Very fun! Looks like you really enjoyed your new stamps.

  9. Hi LeeAnna,
    Explore! A fun challenge to take you through 2019!
    She's looking good!

  10. What fun you're having. I loved watching Sophia's movies when I was growing up. There are so many ways to use your green lady: Valentines, Earth Day, movies, models. Keep it up.

  11. I like your lady with the curly green hair. Perfect for your Valentine heart. Its a beautiful stamp and you made her even more beautiful.

  12. Using the spiral stamp on the hair was inspired!

  13. She's beautiful! I'm so glad you found time for this art.

  14. Leeanna, Coming from a former art instructor...I LOVE this! It's great how you are experimenting with mixed media. The stamping method reminds me of screen printing, something I haven't done since college. Don't even want to tell you how many years ago that was...

  15. LOVE them! What a wonderful idea and way to start playing around. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Lovely girl, I wish my hair looked like that. I also have those J D stamps and love them. Happy PPF, Valerie

  17. That's a great word for the year, and your lovely lady is just wonderful! Happy New Year and PPF!

  18. she's beautiful- and does resemble Sophia Loren. Great word for the year- so full of the promise of the fun to come. Happy PPF!

  19. Such a versatile stamp she could be anyone you want her to be.
    Happy PPF Tracey

  20. Wow the tupperware lid idea is great, she turned out great and such a fun project that has me all aflutter I need to pull out my rubber stamps to see what I can manage on cloth. Love the post.