Creating your own stamps



Quite some time ago I created these two little books celebrating my daughters’ first year.

Inside of Izzy's accordian book side 2

KJ's book inside

Hand-carved stamps

Making an accordian book

Since then, I have explored playing with stamps in various ways.

It can be anything you want it to be
It can be anything you want it to be

But I have discovered that one thing I really like to do is make a print with the stamp and then paint over it. This is an example where I have painted over a few, but haven’t finished them all so you can see what they were like before I got out the paint brush. Incidentally these are a stylized version of phlox flowers which we had in our garden last spring. I fell in love with their colour and shape and had to do something with them.

phlox experiments

phlox sketch

I have since played a little bit more, which anyone near my social media feeds last weekend will be able to attest too.

stamp montage

I even painted this little one tonight.

elephant chain

You can see the plain stamped version of the elephants in the photo above. My youngest, as always chose pink.

So why am I choosing this particular artform to babble on about?

Because I’m presenting a workshop! If you would like to have a go at making your own stamps, I will be at the Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley on Sunday 29 October, 2 – 4.30pm. Basic materials supplied and we are going to have a little fun ๐Ÿ˜€ Cost $10, to be paid on booking, bookings essential, phone Unley Libraries on 8372 5100 or visit the Libraries – Unley Civic Library, 181 Unley Road, Unley or Goodwood Library, 101 Goodwood Road, Goodwood – to book and pay.

And because I played with paint, I’m submitting this to the wonderful group at Paint Party Friday. I recommend all arty enthusiasts have a wander over there and check out the whole variety of talents in the group.

And now I am all sleepy. It has been a long day with several more to come.

Art always! And thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜€

Best wishes,


20 responses to “Creating your own stamps”

  1. nice looking stamps and lovely paint over flowers and art. Happy PPF!

    1. Thankyou, Linda ? Happy PPF to you too.

      Best wishes,

  2. These are wonderful Liz! Such a clever idea. I am wondering if you are doing any of your beautiful mosaic collages anymore?

    1. Hi, Susan.

      Thankyou for your kind comments. Yes, I still have some in progress, though to be honest, I haven’t played with them in a while. I bounce around a lot. At the moment I’m exploring stamps for that workshop, who know what I will be doing next week ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thankyou so much for dropping by and commenting.

      Best wishes,

  3. Those stamps are so pretty! And what gorgeous resulting art.

    1. Thankyou, Sal, for your kind comments. Happy PPF!


  4. Your stamps are great, and I’m sorry to be so far away from your workshop! Wonderful art! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

    1. Thanks, Valerie-Jael. Yes, the internet can do so much, yet not physically transport us…yet ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Best wishes,

  5. Such gorgeous stamp carving and art work ~ thanks, ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

  6. Beautiful stamp art and your daughter’s gorgeous!

    1. Yes, I think so, but I’m biased about my kids ๐Ÿ˜€ They are so much bigger now, they look completely different.

      Thankyou for your kind comments and Happy PPF!

      Best wishes,

  7. Stamp carving is SO much fun! I’ve only just gotten back into it after years of not doing it. You’ve done a fabulous job! Happy PPF!

    1. Aww, thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, it has so much potential, I hope I can do it justice.

      Happy PPF!

      Best wishes,

  8. Ohhh these stamps and art are wonderful. Your daughter is a cutie pie.

    1. Thanks so much, Nicole ? Yeah, I think my girls are pretty fab ? but then I’m biased ?

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Best wishes,

  9. Wow Liz! Such beautiful artwork! Love all the vibrant colors and pretty designs! Happy PPF ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thankyou, Mona ? I’m right at this moment painting white daisies from a new stamp I made last night. They are definitely fun ?

      Thankyou so much for your kind comments and for dropping by.

      Best wishes,

  10. Abigail Davidson Avatar
    Abigail Davidson

    Wow, your stamps are lovely! The effect of layering paint on top of a print is stunning ๐Ÿ™‚ Book is also so cute and the elephants are DARLING!

    1. Thank you so much, Abigail, for your kind comments!

      Yes, I’m finding that painting over the stamps seems to be my calling. I really enjoy stamping down the outline and then simply colouring it in with paint. Kinda meditative.

      Thank you so much for dropping by ๐Ÿ˜€

      Best wishes,

  11. Oh I love your stamps! It’s wonderful to see what you created with them!