Monday, May 9, 2011

Lego man thanks

I told you I could not find a Lego stamp anywhere so I carved one- yes- from an eraser- remember potato carving, eraser carving? Before rubber stamps were so popular when I could not find an image I used to carve it- pencil erasers in shape of little stars, hearts, flowers. Thank goodness for artist so I don't have to do this. I saw an image kind of like this on line that someone was selling but could not find it when I went to buy it so what was I to do? Bring out my old linoleum carving tools. Yep, I kept them. That's why my room is bursting at the seams. This is the final product but I wanted to show you the process.

This was an earlier version because I always try to do one layer but it doesn't always work out. I made the border using a Sizzix embossing folder- I think it is one of Tim Holtz' -that I thought looked Lego-ish and selective embossing technique using a template I made with 2 pieces of chipboard with the window in the center that I cut out to fit the picture I wanted. Sentiment is one from a set from a $1 stamps from M*chaels.

I drew the figure in pencil onto the eraser and then rough cut it- this is what it looked like initially.

Then I cleaned up the parts that still stamped that I did not want. Getting better.

I tried some color combos - Tyler told me to use these colors- very 'Lego'

Each minifigure comes with a wrapper and a folded peice of paper inside with all the lego figures in the series printed on it. I was able to cut out the Lego symbol and paste it over the body to make it more "official".

I want to make a Lego block stamp but that is a bit harder-making perfect circles- I will try this weekend maybe.

This is what happens when you have 3 boys in tow......I wouldn't trade it for anything!


1 comment:

Marie-Anne said...

What a great stamp! You've done a fantastic job.

You should send pics to the Lego company and tell them how you made it. I'm sure they will apreciate it and perhaps they will keep it in mind for bringing out new products.