Tuesday, 7 August 2012

A Bumblewick Stamp

A couple of weeks ago I had an order from a lovely customer in the US, who was buying some of Betty Butterscotch's sweet bags for her family in England. She asked if I could gift wrap the parcels and include a little card. Which was exactly the excuse I needed to make another stamp.

I've been messing around a bit with lino recently, inspired by my very good (and ridiculously talented) friend James Green. I always feel a bit awed by his skill, so I only ever dare dabble with his medium and I'm not brave enough to take on a whole linoprint yet, but a stamp I can manage.

I carved this really simple image of Bumblewick Beesting into rubber using lino tools ...


... inked him ...



... printed him on card and tissue paper ...



... wrapped Betty's sweetie bags in the printed tissue, stuck down with as much of my favourite washi tape as I could fit on ...


... tied the parcels with blue-and-white-stripy string all the way from Japan ...



... and sent them by Betty Mail.


I hope they liked their parcels.

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