I'm so excited to finally get to show everyone these super fun rubber stamps by Roben-Marie Smith and even more honored to be considered part of a design team that includes some super talented artist!
So there's a little blog hop going on right now ... come along and check out the art that everyone created using Roben-Marie's rubber stamps. You'll soon see that the art is among the best I've seen in a long time ... and the variety is vast and great!
These are the samples I made using the rubber stamps ... One thing you'll notice is that the stamps are really big and so much fun to use in mixed media, shrink plastic and for embroidering on clothing or napkins, or ... well just about anything!
I was channeling my inner Roben-Marie when I creating this tag.
Here's the GIVEAWAY >>> This 6 arrow shrink plastic necklace ... leave a comment, or even just say "Hi" and I'll toss your name into the pot and on May 8th I'll pick a winner!
The shrink plastic necklaces were just too much fun to make ... I couldn't stop ... It's one of those addicting kind of crafts!
And then at some point late one night, I grabed bits of odds and ends and created this little collage masking off one of the rubber stamp to show just one little cross.
And then this happened ... a little bit of embroidery on a panel that was stamped using three of the rubber stamp images and black StazOn ink and then stitched to a onesie!
Ok, I have to admit ... my pieces are a bit out there, but as I was telling Roben-Marie, I am so in love with these stamps that my mind kept jumping from project to project and I my hands couldn't keep up with my ideas!
Here's what I did to make the above shrink plastic arrow necklace:
- Grab a sheet of shrink plastic and using black StazOn ink, stamp three arrows
- Cut out around the arrow shapes and punch small holes into the 4 corners on 2 of the arrows and 2 top corners of the third arrow.
- Using a cotton swab, lightly brush on three different coordinating chalk colors.
- Place the arrow into a pie tin and using an awl and a heat gun, shrink up the plastic.The side that was stamped on and colored on will now be the backside.
- Apply a thin coat of white gesso to the back of the shrunk arrows.
- Sand the sides of the arrows to smooth out any sharp points or edges.
- Add edge of black around the arrrows, using a black Sharpie marker.
- Link the necklace together with jump rings.
- Add a clasp to the back and then you are done!