Yes it is Paint Party Friday again......so soon after last week.
I have been working on a piece of mail art over the past few days which I can't share with you at the moment as the blog friend it is intended for may see it and it will spoil the surprise. But today I have been having a play with some moldable foam stamps.
If you haven't come across them before they are blocks of foam which when heated with a heat tool can be pressed into a textured surface which results in some truly individual stamps.
Now like a lot of things I buy they hung around for a while before I actually got around to trying them. At first I wasn't too impressed and I put them aside. But I had tried to draw a pattern onto them but it just dragged the surface. Now I realize the correct way is to impress the pattern into it and now I am loving them.
Once you have used them you just heat them up and the surface returns to its original state ready to impress a new pattern into it and 'hey presto' you have a new stamp.
I have only got as far as 'mark making' with them because I wanted to at least have something to show you today but can't wait to get started on a project.
This was a leaf shape which is what I had originally drawn on as mentioned earlier and because it was scraped into it, it stayed visible after I heated it again and then I impressed some coiled wire over it. (But when the pattern is impressed into it it does disappear when heated again.)
Here are a couple of more prints.
For those of you that visited last Friday you may remember an untitled mixed media piece featured in that post. Thank you to everyone who left such kind comments. Some of you even had suggestions for a title but the lovely Mo of 'Twinkletoes2day blogspot came up with the perfect one.
ContemplationThank you, so much, Mo x
Linking to Paint Party Friday.