Thursday, August 11, 2011

Photo Stamp--Quilter Beth

I had a little time today to try the stamp I cut this week from a picture of my Grandmother. I didn't have a lot of pictures of my Grandma to choose from, so the quality of the original photo isn't the best to start with. This is my first attempt to cut a stamp that has so much detail. I never thought about cutting a stamp from a picture before.

This is the original picture of my Grandma Wink.
This next picture shows (in order from left to right)--the black and white "posterized" photo colored with pencil, the stamped image (on paper), and the carved stamp itself. I used a foam brush to "dab" the paint onto the stamp.
All in all, I don't think it turned out too badly for my very first attempt, and I enjoyed doing it. I have a larger copy of the photo and plan on cutting a larger stamp. I think the details (especially around the eyes) will come out better.

Grandma was a very special lady; and when she passed, I got a box of old quilt blocks that she had sewn together by hand. I'm thinking I might be able to do something with a stamp of Grandma and those blocks. Any ideas?


  1. What a wonderful idea to combine the blocks with your own stamped fabric of grandma!! A wonderful thought!!

  2. Boy did that turn out great and for a first stamp it is a great confidence builder...

  3. That turned out great!I have never tried to create a stamp from a photo of a person - it seemed too intimidating. You have given me inspiration to try it.

  4. That is a great example of carved rubber!


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