Saturday, July 05, 2008

What rubber stamp designs are you looking for?




When I first started rubber stamping about 10 years ago I found it extremely difficult to find Art Nouveau or Artsy/Elegant/Fantasy Art themed stamp designs. While many companies have recently added Victorian / Vintage theme and other beautiful designs to the market, I still find that most of the others lean towards the "cute" side.

I do appreciate cuteness of course, but at the same time it's just not my taste in art. I've never been very good with drawing teddy bears, cartoons / comics or cuddly creatures. I think I'm missing out on a big chunk of the market because of that, but also think there are artistic stamps people are looking for that haven't been made yet either.

I try to keep up with the latest crafting trends while keeping true to my own artistic preference.... but I do need some other perspective! I'd love to hear suggestions for types of stamps you're looking for. Have something in mind but just haven't found "it" yet? Leave me a comment on this blog and I'll keep it in mind the next time I'm drawing.

Anything from a certain type of picture, character, designs/borders/patterns to fit a certain size or shape, word sayings etc. I genuinely love to create and nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing the cool things people make with my stamps.

I can't guarantee that I'll end up providing the stamp design you want (and I don't do custom orders,) but if I love your idea/enough people mention a certain type of thing I'll definitely give it attention! Currently I've made stamps that fit many of the popular stamping sizes such as Artist Trading Card 2.5" x 3.5", Jumbo domino pendants 1" x 2" and I'm working on a "mini" domino set that will be 1.5" x 0.75" that will fit on smaller/travel dominoes, bamboo tiles or handmade clay beads for bracelets. I also have many art doll theme sheets for making paper dolls and provided a free template you can print out and decorate.

Speaking of the doll stamps and paper art doll template (including a body with a few optional mermaid tail designs)... and my LOVE for amazing art my customers make... I found these great examples from the talented Kimberly Sherrod's flickr photo stream ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/calamitykim/ ) Or check out her crafty blog at: http://calamitykim.typepad.com/

Happy Crafting!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your work and I would to se some fairies without the faces. Your mermaids are great but faries alone would be wonderful!
dsucher@bcps.org

Anonymous said...

Hello Kimberly,
I would love to see a stamp page with all sugar skulls. It is very hard to find rubber stamps with detailed sugar skulls on them. I just know you would be able to make them much prettier than the ones out there. Great job on the newest day of the dead inspired stamp sheet! I will be buying that next! :)
Kind Regards, Misty meinyoda@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Your work facinates me! Do you have anything to do with gargoyles?

Marsha said...

Your art is amazing. It is all mystical and beautiful. I would love to see some stamps with a Halloween theme, campy I know, but you could put a twist in it that would make it great!
Take care,
Marsha

Anonymous said...

I would like to see a sheet of buddha and various god and goddess stamps. I know you could make them lovelier than the ones out there.

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