Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stamp Making - Flowers Inspired by Okra

AEDM Day 4

I'm linking up with Art Every Day Month throughout the month of November.

Creating art each day: doodling, painting, journal making, stamping, photographing, etc.

Some of you may remember that at the end of September I shared some art that I made using the vegetable okra as a stamp.  I love flowers and okra makes the most beautiful flower when cut used to stamp. If you missed it you can see it here.

I made stamps out of the small flowers which you can see here but I hadn't made a stamp out of the large flower. Creating a more permanent way to duplicate the shape.

First using tracing paper trace the shape that you want.

Next, place the side with the pencil marks onto the Speedball carving rubber and rub so that the pencil transfers to the carving rubber. The start to carefully carve.

I like the way it turned out. Okra on the left and my new carved flower stamp is on the right. 

Hmmm, I think I will enlarge the flower on a photocopy machine and create a larger stamp.  The above stamp is only a little larger than an American quarter so I'm thinking I need one that is a couple of inches at least. 


  1. Such a pretty but simple design for a stamp. You will love using it all the more because you made it yourself:)

    1. I cant wait to make this :) thanks for the inspiration!

  2. That is so cool! You really can find inspiration everywhere.

  3. great post! I like the lino:)
    That okra is something, what a creat print that created and inspired!

  4. Gorgeous work and post. I will try the technique soon. Thank you for the tip.

  5. I'm with you on this stamping extravaganza!

  6. your stamps are lovely... I like them even better than the okra ones... and they are freaky neat... xx

  7. great job on the stamp! i think it's time for me to give carving another try.

  8. I bought the stuff for making stamps months ago but never worked up the courage to try it. Thanks for the tutorial! It might be just the incentive I need.


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