Monday, November 11, 2013

MCBA Visual Journal Collective November 18, 2013 Meeting Reminder

Monday, November 18, 2013, 7 to 9 p.m. 

STAMP CARVING NIGHT at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective, at MCBA

We're going to be watching a how-to stamp carving demonstration by me, Suzanne Hughes. Participants will then be given a small block (2x3 inches) of their own to carve into their very own mini-block print.  We will then create super easy multi-color prints by using watercolors. 
Come to the meeting prepared to create your own stamp!  
You will need an image or two to create a stamp from;  any small (2x3 inch) image will do.  It can be from a photo that you are going to draw from or from a journal image that you would like to replicate, for that matter it can be more of a pattern than an image and be used for backgrounds.  I will talk about multiple ways of moving the image you bring from its starting place onto your stamp block for carving.  
Bring a small set of watercolors and a brush - waterbrush or regular.
Bring a small cash donation ($2 max) for MCBA to thank them for supplying our paper.
After we all carve our image we will make a stack of stamped images (think edition) to trade with everyone on hand!
It's pretty cool when you get to both make and trade art on the same evening!
If you're interested in stamp techniques because you want to incorporate them in your journal you'll come away inspired and armed with your very own stamp. If you have always seen stamped images and been curious about the process come and give it a try.  Stamp carving really is very addictive and you only need a few very basic tools at home to repeat our activity any time the fancy strikes.
There may be some time to share current journal work after all the stamping and trading, so bring what you are currently working on.
If you're an adult visual journal keeper come and join in. It's free, usually, although a small $2 donation to MCBA will be collected on Monday as they are supplying our paper for the stamped image trades. We'd love to meet you, or see you again. And of course peek into your journal!

1 comment:

  1. Wish I could have been there. My middle school kids here in AZ where I teach love this printmaking project but we haven't done watercolor with it. Love your work.