I am committed to translating my hand drawn designs into top quality products using the best materials and processes available. I hope you enjoy using them in your artwork!
Rubber Art Stamps
All of my stamps are made from natural gum rubber and are deeply etched into the surface. Deep etch technology captures a high level of detail in each design and ensures clean imprints by setting the image at a depth that is twice the industry standard. Natural gum rubber is also extremely durable and flexible making it ideal for use on a variety of materials. With proper care each stamp can be printed hundreds of times without losing image quality. The designs can be purchased individually as cling-mounted stamps or in themed collections on unmounted sheets.
Cling Mounted Stamps
Each individual stamp is mounted on high quality cling-cushion and cut close to the edge of the design for accurate placement when printing. Once the protective sticker is removed from the back of the stamp it will stick to and peel off of acrylic surfaces using a static charge. An acrylic stamping block provides a stiff support when printing with ink or paint. This ensures that the stamp is pressed evenly in order to capture all of detail in the design.
Unmounted Stamp Sheets
My unmounted sheets come in two sizes 5.5' by 11' and 8.5' by 11'. Each sheet has a different collection of my designs. The stamps can be separated with a pair of sharp scissors and mounted on cling-cushion for printing with inks or paint. This product does not include any backing or cling-mount for mounting the stamps. The stamps can also be left unmounted for pressing the design into soft surfaces like clay.
Each design is precision cut from Mylar using laser technology. The properties of this unique plastic allow it to be thin while retaining it's flexibility and strength. This makes it ideal for applying the details of the design onto different surfaces. Mylar is also tear and solvent-proof, allowing it to be used with numerous paints and mediums. The dimensions of each stencil are 6" by 9" with the image ending about half an inch from the border.
ptures a high level of detail in each design and ensures clean imprints by setting the image at a depth that is twice the industry standard. Natural gum rubber is also extremely durable and flexible making it ideal for use on a variety of materials. With proper care each stamp can be printed hundreds of times without losing image quality.
Printing the Stamps
To maximize the 3D effect, stamp with dark ink over a grey or coloured background. If making your own background with water-based paints/inks, stamp with an oil based ink such as Versa Fine or Archival. This will allow you to remove some of the colour from inside the droplet or add colour without the design washing away. The ink creates the darkest shadows of the drops and the background naturally makes the middle tone. Lastly, the highlight is very important to "pop" out the image. Use a white gel pen or white paint to colour in the little dot at the top of the drops.
For Use with Clay
This product is best printed onto the surface of a clay project instead of pressed into it. The 3D effect of the droplets is created by many tiny points. There is not enough room for clay to squeeze between the points in order to capture the effect.