Wednesday, July 17, 2013

More Stamps for Fabric on Etsy

It's been a productive day.  Not only did I list 8 of my stamps on Etsy earlier today but this evening I listed thirteen (13) additional stamps.  Perhaps if I just leave my catalog of stamps by the computer, I may manage to get all 50 listed within the next few days.  Here are the stamps I listed this evening.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Polymer Clay Stamps Finally Posted on Etsy

Many of my followers have been urging me to list my polymer clay stamps for fabrics on Etsy and today I FINALLY started posting them.  Of the 50 stamps that I have designed, I've only posted eight (8) so far, but it's a start.

These are the stamps that made their way to Etsy today.

Thank you, everyone, for continuing to push me to list these stamps.  You are all the very, very BEST!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stencils and Stamps from Commonplace Objects

Lookie, lookie what my friend, Mary Beth Kile, gave me yesterday.  These are 14" x 19" placemats (© 2013 by Kimberly Sabel) made from a matte rubber-like product.  They are distributed by Advantus Corp. and can be found at Bed Bath and Beyond. I see many stenciling and stamping possibilities with these mats.  It will be fun to see what design emerges if pressed onto a Gelli Arts gel printing plate.  Another option might be to place these on fabric painted with Setacolor light reactive fabric paints to see what design mysteries the sun might create.  Because these mats are almost 1/4" thick, they would probably be too thick to use as a stencil with a brush, a brayer or a foam paint roller, but I'll bet they would be great to use as airbrush stencils.  Then, too, they could be mounted on a slab of wood or Plexiglas and added to my ever growing inventory of permanently mounted stamps. 

What do you see as printing possibilities for these designs?

"Farewell Toast to Winter" was chosen for an Etsy Treasury

What a pleasant surprise it was this morning to find that my "Farewell Toast to Winter" appeared in the Etsy Treasury, "Touchable", created by Polish textile artist, Bozena Wojtaszek. Her Treasury can be viewed in full here.  
Below are some closeups of this quilt that was "drawn" with stitching.  It just developed as I admired a rosebud on my table and as I worked at the sewing machine.

 Remember--Revel in the "what if" moments.  Snatch them up and see what happens.  Don't let an opportunity for discovery ever slip away.