Saturday, February 7, 2015

Stamp BOLDLY with RubberMoon


by Ceci Córdova

Those Little People....and what to do with them.


RubberMoon's "Little People" stamps charmed me from the beginning. Strange engaging little characters who seem up for almost anything.......and they are!   Perhaps you also find them intriguing, but wonder how you will engage with them once they are home?

Today, we discuss some of the ways I've found to keep those little people busy.

Let us agree from the beginning, that

1) All stamps can be: stamped in black or any other color on white or on any other color, colored in or left as is,  stamped once or many times, alone or with other images, on tags, wrapping paper, menus, greeting cards, lunch bags, food in the fridge, or stationary and consenting family members.  If there is a particular surface or use on my mind, I will mention it, otherwise, anything goes.  I am demonstrating some ways to use the Little People images and how they work with other stamps.  You can try these ways and other ideas that work for you and send photos of them to us so we can show off your RubberMoon adventures!

2) In general, stamps are used for communication, either through words or images, conveying a specific message or emotion.....just like all art.  Think about what you want to convey with your stamps......and how you want to convey it.  Or, just stamp whatever, wherever and make up the story later.  Either way works.  Sometimes you learn a lot by trying to understand your work after you've done it rather than directing it from the beginning.  Some times you can just stamp without any story.

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3)  Most of these stamped activities can be done by larger people and other species as well, depending on  whatever stamps you already own.  Use your imagination.  Today, I want to introduce you to my friends, the Little People of RubberMoon:

Regarding what the Little People can do....really, what can they not do?  Let's start a list.....

First of all, they make a great procession.   


They like to mingle, or not mingle.....try stamping multiple images to create a random or orderly pattern.....for fun.......or to send a message.


They can carry all sorts of messages, in fact, via signs, thought or speech bubbles,


ribbons......


They can gather together to sing a song!


...sometimes, they find themselves in unexpected places



They perform circus tricks, magic tricks, and feats of strength










They can show action, intention, emotion....or encouragement....




They can carry signs, balloons, umbrellas, each other, whatever's necessary for the occasion:




interact with other stamped or drawn beings:




get your letter where it's going


I'll bet you're excited to try this now!  You're probably SO  excited, you don't even need someone to draw action lines around you!


Go ahead, give it a try!

You're among friends!


They are so friendly, capable, and entertaining, that I just know you will come up with some fun ways of playing with your new little friends.

We'd love to hear about your experiments.  Please send us photos of your own adventures!

12 comments:

  1. This post was absolutely delightful. I smiled the whole time. You really outdid yourself!!!

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  2. Ceci. This is pure delight! Thank you for sharing your star light!!! xo

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  3. These could not BE more fun. You are a true ambassador for stamping, RubberMoon in particular. I know the Little People are thrilled to be caught in the act of being themselves. So imaginative. xo

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  4. I love your use of little bitty stamps to make whole larger scenes. I like using little bitty stamps on little bitty papers. So I'll have to try this.

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  5. How something so little and so "black and white" can speak volumes? Well, my dear you did the best job of illustrating that point I have ever seen. Thank you, madam!

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  6. How something so little and so "black and white" can speak volumes? Well, my dear you did the best job of illustrating that point I have ever seen. Thank you, madam!

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  7. This was pure fun! Thank you for sharing Ceci!

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  8. This was pure fun! Thank you for sharing Ceci!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your creative insight, I don't get much time to swap or even stamp, but your article was super fun to read and so inspiring

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  10. GREAT blog post Ceci! It was like reading a little book! Your little people of Rubbermoon have been having some kind of fun!

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  11. This post was so much fun to read! Thank you!!

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