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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Calendar Cover 2016

I finally got around to stamping up my 2016 100 Proof Press calendar cover and January page.  I used watercolors and four stamps on the cover.  The first thing I did was stamp the Zodiac Tabula (one of my long-time favorite images) in black ink.  Then I painted the cover with watercolors in rainbow order.  Then I used the Balance Sheet and coral distress ink on the top for the background.  Then in the "center" I used stamped the Zodiac Chart with orange.  Finally I stamped the Star Group with yellow and smudged around the edge of the page with black ink.

Now the 2016 Calendars are on sale for only $3.00!

Get one and challenge yourself for the rest of the year to do a little stamp art each month.

I was inspired by a banner I created for the site a last year - this is the stamped version.

Stamps Used:  Fox, Tree, Girl with Tall Hat, Snowflakes, Cut Glass Design, and Comets

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Stylin Men of 100 Proof Press

Here's a set of 4 funky ATC's guest artist Joy Holder Northrop collaged and stamped up.  I love the creativity and wit.  These are some seriously funky hip dudes.  Just brilliant!

Stamps Used: chain, air filter face

Stamps Used: Small Poe, Nevermore

Stamps Used: Tattoo Dude, heart (from Hello)

Stamps Used: Geodesic Shape, Albert with pipe, and brilliant

I don't know about you, but these ATCs really make me want to make some of my own collaged-men. Stay tuned the ladies are next in the creative collage lineup!

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Spring Journey with Joy Holder Northrop

I'm excited to introduce Joy Holder Northrop as a guest artist for 100 Proof Press!  She creates whimsical mixed media pieces that display a variety of techniques and materials.  I love the creative spirit she portrays in her artwork.  She runs an Etsy shop, autumnsensation, where her pieces are for sale.  Anyone for Croquet?  

I love how she created a shadowbox scene with a little hat on my favorite owl in front of the long tower row.  I can't wait to share the rest of her creations with you!  You can sign up for our newsletter, where I will be featuring several more of her works in the next week or so.  Just enter your e-mail into the box in the upper right corner of our website to say connected

"Spring Journey" - by Joy Holder Northrop
4" square and 1 1/2" deep

I took a Hallmark shadow box (it used to have some cliche about laundry inside it with a cheap plastic washing machine) and reworked it into its current form - a tiny, whimsical owl in a big, big city. He's on a spring journey. ;o)

Made with rubber stamps from 100 Proof Press, acrylic paint, vintage paper, a bit of glitter on the stars, washi tape and wood cut words. The back is white. There is a sawtooth hook for hanging as well as a built-in easel stand in the back. Plus, it can sit up on its own without assistance. Distressed around the edges, it is a charming tableau of whimsy. (I think I mentioned the whimsy factor already, but it bears repeating.)

You can connect with Joy on her Facebook Page, or in her Etsy shop.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mama Cat and Kitten Stamp Scene

I love this rubber stamp art scene featuring a Mama Cat walking her kitten across a field with friendly bugs. Isn't it adorable? I've never tried to create a serious stamp scene, but this piece makes me want to give it a try.  Do you create rubber-stamped scenes?

Stamps Used: Mama Cat and Kitten, Three Bugs, Landscape, Forest Edge, and Flying Bug

Stamp scene with black pigment ink

Using stencil, stiple clouds in sky with blue pigment ink

Stiple grass with several green pigment inks

Color the rest of the scene with Prismacolor pencils.

Layer scene onto card stock

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