For this workshop, you will be creating different patterns using the same stamp you create with an eraser, but just playing with orientation and colors.
All you need:
- polymer eraser (the white kind)
- stamp pad (at least 2 colors)
- 2 or 3 8x8 pieces of white paper
- lino cutter
Your first step is to draw a very simple, linear pattern on your stamp with a pencil. You do not want to make it too complex because it will be very difficult to carve your stamp!
You will then carve out the negative area of your stamp. Do not worry about getting it perfect. If your line becomes wavy or wider than you expected, just go with it! You might end up with an even better looking stamp!
Once you are satisfied with your carving, it is time to break out the stamp pads and paper! This is the fun part. You will press your new stamp into your stamp pad and stamp away! You can see on my first pattern, I decided to do straight lines with a half-drop.
Once you complete that one, grab another piece of paper and create a new one! You can stick with the same color, but changing the layout or same layout and different color. Play around. Experiment. Throw one out (I did).
As with any of our workshops, don't forget to share your art! Frame it, post it, learn from it. Do it again.
Gain inspiration by looking at the contributions below or by looking around your house. Other than the carving of the stamp, this is a fun project for the whole family! Expose your children to the endless possibilities of pattern creation.