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VIDEO: How to Carve your Own Unique Handmade Stamps

I’ve always enjoyed making my own stamps (which I use in many of my mixed media pieces) so today I thought it would be fun to demonstrate my process, and explain exactly how easy it is.

The video below starts off by listing all the materials you’ll need, and then gives step-by-step instructions on how to carve a few basic stamps—things like letters, for example, or a fun butterfly. At the end, I include a peek at more complex stamps that border on print making. . . Enjoy!

If you’d like to learn more about my mixed-media techniques, I’m also teaching a 12-day online course starting June 13, 2015. Click here to learn more!

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Today, regular contributor Kellie Day is sharing her steps for creating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) mixed-media artwork! Kellie uses simple wooden panels for her base, then combines a variety of rice papers, hand-made skull stamps, and acrylic paint to make one-of-a-kind artwork inspired by Dia de los Muertos. Take a look at the video below, and if you'd like, follow along and create your own! For more from Kellie Day, please visit her website at www.kelliedayart.com. You can also find her finished Day of the Dead artwork on . . read more

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