Here we are at day 43 and I’ve completed 17 more tools, 11 more stamps and 6 screens. Running a little behind, but not worried as I have many more ideas just waiting their turn.
A few weeks ago I posted about my 100 day project where I panned to work on creating 1 printmaking tool a day for the next 100 days. Well, I’ve decided to modify this project just a bit. When I started making my first tools, it just made sense to work on several at once. So I drew out several stamps, cut them all at once and completed them over several days. I realized I would most likely work this way instead of working on one at a time.
So I’m modifying my project to be 100 printmaking tools in 100 days or less. And here is my first batch; a total of 14 stamps.
And here they are printed on both paper and mylar. The mylar is so that I can audition them on fabric.
I’ve already started of the next batch of stamps. So the project continues.
I’ve been putting in a little time each day on my 100 day project, creating my mark making tools. So far I’ve completed 3 stamps. They are all backed with a transparent backing and the excess cut away.
For the backing I like to use these flexible cutting mats from the Dollar Tree. They are transparent, so I can see where I am placing the stamp. They are also strong but flexible at the same time and easy to cut with scissors.
And at two in a pack for $1 you can’t beat the price.