This past fall, at the NH Art Educators Association Conference, I went to a printmaking talk given by Liam Sullivan from the NH Institute of Art. One of the ideas he had for younger students was to make a bunch of stamps using wine corks as the handle. He suggested using bottle caps and such and gave us all sorts of interesting ideas for making stamps. Well, I asked around and someone gave me a big bucket of wine corks and then I started collecting bottle caps, caps from glue sticks, foam shapes, buttons, etc. Once I had a sizable stash, I heated up the glue gun and glued my "findings" to the wine corks.
We used some of the stamps to make Modern-dayAdinkra Cloths, but we also did this simple project that I got from Liam's slideshow. The children had fun digging through the box of stamps I brought in trying out all of the different ones and were very impressed with their finished pieces. This project not only showcases printmaking, but is great for explaining pattern, line, and repetition.
Stamping Sampler (Or "Stampler")
- Stamps (see above description)
- Tempera paint, assorted colors
- One 8 1/2" x 11" piece of yellow paper
- One 9" x 12" piece of construction paper for backing/matte
- Glue stick
|The possibilities for homemade stamps are endless!|
|A work in progress. This piece uses a large sheet of construction paper (12" x 18").|
|Some examples from my home school class.|