Saturday’s Family ArtLab stamping workshop was standing room only, and jam-packed with one cool art-making moment after another. Parents and children in the community created their own stamps, made prints on blank greeting cards, and then embellished the printed cards with watercolors, markers, and crayons.
I set out piles of small wooden blocks (thank you for the donation Viking Lumber), sheets of adhesive foam, palettes, brushes, tempera, and stacks of blank greeting cards and envelopes. Then, working alone or together, children and their parents dove into their work.
Here is one of the many cards made by the father/daughter team above:
A young girl created this series of cards using a positive stamp (the primary shape) and a negative stamp (the piece of the foam from which the shape came).
Many people made positive and negative stamps.
Others made layered collage-y cards.
In the background of the photograph below you see the making of that card… In the foreground there’s a red piece of foam, which I later found when I was cleaning up the room…
I took the piece of foam and made a stamp for myself.
And then I printed some cards and brought them home for my husband and son to complete: