I love to use my own home made tools in my art work
I am inspired by many artists and by nature and I have various themes that come up regularly in my own works, and with these influences I have been making stamps to use in various mixed media applications.
I enjoy the different looking pieces I can create with the recurring themes.
This one uses simple triangles repeated
and has quickly become a favorite and inspired me to do the same with diamonds, circles and squares
I think I need to trim away the sides more to avoid the "frame" affect but in a way I like how it adds to the page anyway.
Birds and plants are perennial favorites with me
I use them with paint or an ink pad and I also use them on my gelli plate. I think I will keep finding other ways to use them though and because they are flexible they work well over changing layers or around corners.
I made these stamps using kids craft foam, simply drawing into it with a pen or a pencil and adding as much or as little detain as I wanted.Then it is simply backed with a second sheet of foam using double sided sticky tape. If you feel inspired and make some as well I would love to see what you do please leave a link in the comments so we can all share.