The blue border on this painting is printed using acrylic
and a hand cut stamp
that was made without transferring the design, very easy.
It is the same pattern that I posted last night.
In this painting I used the same stamp and stamped it right over the face and the hair.
It becomes a texture.
Here is how to make the quick and easy stamp
from the Geometric repeat pattern.
Taking an eraser or a scrap of safety Kut
or any other printing rubber,
hand draw the design with a sharpie and cut it out with an exacto knife.
Perfection is not needed here.
This is one of my favorite stamps.
Use a cosmetic sponge to put acrylic on the stamp and then stamp.
Or just use a stamp pad. This is a good stamp to put in your purse for journaling on the go.
Of course you can get the repeat pattern out of a Dover book and transfer it: it will give the stamp an almost perfect look,which is great,
but it doesn’t have the charm of
the hand drawn and hand cut stamp.
If you don't have a Dover book,
I have posted examples of the pattern on Flickr .
Some of these examples would make good stencils,
some are in fact stencils and some would make lovely large printing blocks.
This is a great pattern!