Today here at RubberMoon Arts we would like to do something a little different. We are super excited to have a very special guest here on our blog.
Please welcome Gretchen Ehrsam! Many of you long time RubberMoon fans know Gretchen from the hundreds of wonderful stamp images she has designed for RubberMoon over the past fourteen years!
Gretchen is primarily a print maker (most of her stamp images are carvings) and a calligrapher and she is also a wonderful watercolor painter!
She is so creative and multi-talented. We always love seeing what she will do with the fabulous stamps once she gets her hands on them!
Recently, we sent Gretchen a small RubberMoon Ultimate Red Rubber Palette. We did not tell her anything about it at all. (We just wanted to see what her wonderful imagination would come up with!) She certainly did not disappoint and she sent us this awesome picture tutorial!
|Here, Gretchen shows how to use the Red Rubber Palette to make some monoprinted heart cards and tags.|
|These are the tools and supplies you will use:|
punches, card stock cut to size, ink pad, red rubber palette, glue
|Trace around the red rubber palette on a piece of card stock, this will show you where to put your design|
Punch out some shapes from cardstock (cardstock is best because it needs to have a certain amount of thickness). Glue the punched out pieces randomly but in a nice pattern in the traced red rubber outline.
|Next, ink the surface of the Red Rubber Palette|
|Make sure it is covered well|
|Next, lay the inked red rubber palette ink side down onto the patterned square, press down had over the entire surface...|
|Lift up carefully and you now have what you will be printing with! (and that piece of printed card stock is awesome too!)|