low tech

There are times when the drawn image isn’t quite what is needed.  There’s something about the quality of an image with a more commercial edge – the feel of mass production.  Still, the ‘mass’ part of the production is sometimes far from reality.  Other than photo processes and silk screens – which are another layer in the technical application – I first think of stamps.  Pretty low tech.  The issue is having the right stamp with the perfect image.

I quit a long time ago looking in stores that carry those things though there is quite a proliferation these days.  Instead, I opt to make my own stamps.  I’m generally not willing to wait for a stamp made of clay to dry and be fired.  So, I make them out of polymer clay and bake them in the oven.  Then, they are ready to go while the clay is still in peak condition.

~stamp of the old studio

~stamp of the old studio