Monday, June 14, 2010

inspiration monday

here's a cool trick that i learned while taking mary ann moss' online stencilry class:
take a photo (i'm using black and white)......


and play with the filter>artistic options in photoshop......and eventually you end up with a stencil cut-out version of your photo!
{note: i may have played a little too long, because for some reason i ended up with only half of one eyebrow, no nose, and partial lips......please refer to previous photo to confirm that i actually possess these things.....}


while mary ann takes the photoshopped image and creates a stencil from it, i decided to do something a little different and carve a stamp (i had to draw in a chin and neck to keep myself from looking totally hopeless.....again, please see previous photo)


and then i used it to create one of my "15 minute" journal pages! total fun!!

(p.s. if you love to play with stencils, i highly recommend mary ann's class....it's loaded with great information, and she's a great teacher!)



33 comments:

sara's art house said...

That is amazing!!!!

Doda said...

Very cool Lori!

Mary said...

Lori look at you!! :)
You did a fantastic job!!!
You are adorable!!!

Beedeebabee said...

Oh my Gosh...How COOL is this!
I can't believe you carved out such fine little details and got it so perfect! I love it!...and you are just as cute as can be! Have a really fun, creative day!
xoxo Paulette ;)

Ludid said...

what a great project. i like that you went for the carved stamp. the stamp of inspiration :-).

Pat said...

Very cool!!

Silke said...

That is so much fun, Lori! I am impressed!! : ) Silke

Janie Husband said...

so awesome.......

Jancalligrapher said...

I love your new stamp, what a great idea

Butterfly Works said...

You just continue to outdo yourself....This is such a wonderful idea and you did such a good job....

Gina Lee Kim said...

I always believed in you....and that you've always had a full set of facial parts.

Your project came out fantastic! I love Mary Ann Moss' blog. Would love to take her online class someday.

Marie aka Grams said...

Lori, you are so cute. What a fun idea, and you pulled it off beautifully. Yea.

Eden said...

Oh My, just think of the possibilities you can use for your new stamp!! Very clever and fun, Lori. Love it!!

Gabriela Salgueiro said...

Wow!
Fantastic!
Love it! :)

Becky Shander said...

I love your spin on creating a one-of-a-kind stamp and your carving skills are excellent. And it looks like you used your newly created stamp right away...I wouldn't have been able to wait long either.

PrairiePeasant said...

I took Mary Ann's class last year, but was too busy with summer to invest a lot of time or thought into it. I LOVE your idea of making a rubber stamp that way! Brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

PaperPumpkin said...

What a great idea! I will someday make stamps, I will...!

~Valentina~ said...

Super Cool! :)

Dawn said...

ooh that turned out AWESOME!

shiborigirl said...

Cool effects. I love playing in photoshop (or GIMP which is a free similar program). I learn something new about it every day.

Great job on the journal page.

xoxo.

Kate

Patty S said...

soooo neat! i love how you carved out the stamp!
and it's so nice to see what you look like!
LOL
i have wondered ;-)
tfs lori!!!

Createology said...

Such a creative idea. A self-portrait stamp. The possibilities are endless. Well done! Happy creating...

Jody Meese said...

What a fabulous and clever idea! My mind is reeling with the possibilities... Thanks for sharing.

K said...

Oh, wow, that's so cool! You made a great stamp!

CelticWoman said...

great great technique and what a journal page. Hugs

cathyb said...

Hey Lori,
I just left you a comment on your etsy because I received my new blank journal from you. Lori it is beautiful and I can;t wait to get started in it. Tell me where did you learn to do the stitching - can you guide me to a video - I have a huge journal I just finished and it has been sitting "unbound" for a while now while I search for how to stitch it up. Any help is appreciated.
BTW - that one eyebrow may become a new fashion statement!!!
Cathy

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Looks pretty cool that stencil - yep, you've done a real good job! How about some business cards or gift tags with your portrait?

Elena said...

Cool stamp Lori!

aimee said...

oh WOW!! what a beauty and a great how-to! thank you!

Sara said...

Love love love this in every way! :)

Jane Farr said...

This is so cool! You may everything look fun and easy Lori! :)

julie king said...

how very fun this is!!!!! i love how the journal page turned out. your ps version could be me -- half eyebrows and thin lips. hee hee

Jennifer DeDonato said...

That looks wonderful...you did a great, great job. Round of applause!!

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