WS: Arrows

Arrows are the new WS challenge and it was a good opportunity to carve a new dotted arrow stamp and use it to print the other side of my fabric tote. Been wanting to do this. Used StazOn Cactus Green and the new Fuchsia Pink ink pads. This time I also used a self portrait stencil I already cut out in February, Gillian challenged us to make one on her art-e-zine’s stencil tutorial. (That’s why I like challenges, they make me do things I would never think of in my wildest dreams!) Since my initials are on the other side, it kind of fits. Perfect again for GPP 19 crusade – Cut it out. Gillian also has a good digital stencil tutorial HERE which helps you to turn your photo into a digital stamp using Photoshop. Since many thought the stamp on the other side was one big one, below are the carved stamps I used.

Pfeile sind die neue MS-Herausforderung und so war es eine günstige Gelegenheit, einen neuen gepunkteten Pfeilstempel zu schnitzen und damit die andere Seite meiner Stofftasche zu bedrucken. Wollte das sowieso machen. Benutzt hab ich StazOn Cactus Green und das neue Fuchsia Pink Stempelkissen. Dieses Mal hab ich eine Selbstportrait-Schablone zum Sprayen benutzt, die ich bereits im Februar ausgeschnitten habe, Gillian hat uns dazu auf ihrer art-e-zine-Seite aufgefordert. (Deshalb mag ich Herausforderungen, mach Dinge, die mir sonst im Traum nie einfallen würden.) Digitalstempel geht sehr einfach mit Photoshop, aber nicht mit jedem Foto. Da auf der anderen Seite meine Initialen sind, passt das doch prima. Passt wieder bestens zur GPP 19 crusade – Schneid es aus (2). Gillian hat auch  HIER eine prima Anleitung zum Herstellen einer Digitalschablone in Englisch, mit der Du Dein eigenes Foto in einen Digitalstempel umwandeln kannst. Brauchst dafür eine entsprechende Software, z.B. Photoshop. Da viele dachten, der Stempel auf der anderen Seite sei ein einziger gewesen, oben also auch meine verwendeten geschnitzten Stempel. 

Make a digital stamp in Photoshop


50 responses to “WS: Arrows

  1. Fabulous, I love your self portrait and colours. Great arrow.

  2. total klasse und deine stempechen sind wieder mal 1A!!!

  3. Oh Mann, die Stempel sind wirklich genial, ich glaube, ich nehm mir jetzt endlich auch mal meine Radiergummis zur Hand. Ganz ganz toll ist auch die Tasche und danke für das geniale Video, sehr interessant. Das ist echt ne tolle Idee. LG Manja

  4. Gorgeous again Belinda! Love it.

  5. the stamp is beautiful!!! great work!

  6. ja, cool wie immer deine Idee dazu!

  7. bastelkueken

    mann o mann – die sieht ja wohl hammerstark aus

  8. Wow Belinda wie immer einfach der Knaller. Super Werk.

  9. Hatte mich schon gefragt, was auf der anderen Seite ist. Tolle Idee mit der Fotoschablone. Ein richtiges Unikat, geniale Idee! Das pinke Stempelkissen ist mir neu.

  10. Just wonderful. I love your handcarved stamps.

  11. sehr schon gemacht und tolle farben

  12. What a wonderful bag you’ve stamped…great color selection.

  13. Great stencil and I wish I had those carved stamps!! So inspiring.

  14. Wow, great other side of your fabulous tote. Have admired it before. It’s so YOU and unique!

  15. Belinda – great to see more stamps and your stencil! That is the smallest portrait I’ve ever seen – took some skill to pull that off. TERRIFIC! Thanks for sharing your work, and the tutorial links with the team.

  16. Hut ab vor Deinen Schnitzereien… Mit der Tasche fällst Du dann richtig auf, ein echtes individuelles Schmuckstück.

  17. fabulous…your self-portrait is great

  18. Really so neat how you did you self made arrow.

  19. Die selbstgeschnitzten Stempel sind super- ich mach das auch öfters…

  20. just plain awesome

  21. the stamp is great

  22. Belinda…beautiful fabric tote and your arrow stamp is too cool 🙂

  23. Creative display of your talents!
    Creatively Yours, Laura

  24. Wonderful portrait and arrow. Love the dotts design. I carved arrows too, bold ones 🙂

  25. i feel inspired now to make my own stamps!

  26. Amazing, as always, Belinda! I love your tote bag!! Wonderful self-portrait stamp!!

    And thanks for the photoshop brush tutorial. This is a lot more detailed than the way I usually do it, and I’m sure it will improve my stamps vastly!!

  27. such a clever use for the arrow!! very nice.

  28. All your stamps are great, and the self-portrait stencil is wonderful! Now you won’t lose your tote, because it has your initials AND your self-portrait on it! 🙂

  29. I love your digi-stencils! Also, great link to the digital stencil tutorial. I’ve been playing with them, too–HIGHLY ADDICTIVE STUFF!

  30. I was just to going it – but I see that Michelle said already – that is a tiny portrait – wow – impressive detail. The whole bag is striking – fuchsia pink ink – yeah, baby!!

  31. What a splash of bold, spring color. Beautiful project!

  32. Bellinda, this is fabulous! I love it. Great idea and thank you for the video!

  33. this is fab!! your bag is so cool. thanks for the link too, I will definately try this out.

  34. These are fantastic! The bag is awesome and the stamps are beautiful!!!

  35. Another gorgeous tote…I LOVE the cactus green and fuchsia coloured stamp pads!!!
    Your stamps and stencils are fantastic , great designs as always. Sooooo clever your self portrait stencil too. Will have to check out that tutorial.

  36. great tote, whish we used them as well. do you now want us to get into stenciling as well? your bog is quite addictive. i better start carving my first stamp first

  37. Love that you’ve stamped and stenciled on the tote!

  38. Love your take on arrows, cool carved stamps:)

  39. Great stamps! Lovely bag!

  40. Hi my dear! I don’t know if you aware that your blog banner was featured in ART BLOGGING magazine!!! I was so happy to “see” you there! Way to go, girl! Hugs 🙂

  41. love everything about this 🙂

  42. I love your carved stamps, and your tote is cool

  43. Wow ! You are so good in carving the stamp. I think i must be not easy to carve the swirl stamps.
    I wish I can get the material to try it.
    Thank you for sharing for the clip, showing the clear step to steps how to make use of photoshop.
    I’ll give this a try too …

  44. Sorry I haven’t visited for a while Belinda! Have been without the internet at home and not had my usual time to visit blogs.

    Your tote is incredible. You always come up with the most incredible idea’s with fabric.


  45. P.S You are so talented and clever to be able to carve your own stamps too!

  46. The other side of the bag looks great Belinda. Your stencil, and stamps, are fab. I alos love the colours you used.

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