|Fig.1 Leaf on Styrofoam™|
Tools and Supplies:
Packing Foam similar to Styrofoam™
As the brushes post were being written I decided to try to use some packing foam (similar to Styrofoam™) to make some paint imprints that could be used on paper or canvas. This is a simple leaf foam pattern. This post shows how easy any vegetation pattern can be cut to fit your artistic needs. Another reason to use packing foam is it give the foam another useful life rather then living in a land dump. It can also serves has another potential tool in your artist studio and its free.
This post shows the three steps on how to assemble a black foam leaf pattern stamp. It also shows other artistic forms that can be used in stamp printing.
Step 1: Fig.1 through fig.4 shows the assembly of the leaf stamp. Fig.1 shows to place a tree leaf on the packing foam and cut around the leaf. Fig.2 shows the black packing foam that was trimmed to be the stamp. Fig.3 shows the leaf and the branches. Fig.4 shows the completed stamp with a handle.
|Fig.2 Foam packing|
|Fig.3 Branches and leaf|
|Fig.4 Tree stamp |
|Fig.5 Place on canvas|
|Fig.6 Press with thumb|
|Fig.7 Notice paint on paper |
and brush stamp
|Fig.8 After washing|
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