Archive for the ‘rubber stamps’ Category

The above link is where you can search for a digitized sketchbook by entering a tag for subject matter or media, or enter the artist’s name (mine is C. Mehrl Bennett), or enter the number assigned to a specific sketchbook. My sketchbook is number S284636

I did my own scanning before mailing the book to Brooklyn NY, so I’m offering scans of it below since you’re already on this page. CLICK on UL image and you can page thru at full screen:

Last week I carved a rubber stamp of my rondo design which is great for printing on the back of mail art envelopes, Add & Pass books and etc. Below is my rondo image – it shows a mother & child, but also other images from Mother Nature. It’s meant to be an abstracted, organic, fluid pattern. Today I took the vectorized design, which is just a smoother edged image, and applied it to products sold by a website called Red Bubble, where the image is repeated in a pattern on some of the available products. I earn a small percentage of the money they make selling these products with my design on them. You can view other designs for Red Bubble at that website as well.

Click here for my Red Bubble site, then on the rondo image for more.

Carved rubberstamp image with my hand lettered quote.

My accordian book titled: FOURTEEN PICTOGLYPH STORIES, was created using a series of pictoglyphs I designed. (See THIS separate posting at this blog for a slideshow about that accordian book)  I had these rubber stamps made from many of the glyphs.



CirC! is a series of collaborative books which Cheryl Penn of S. Africa initiates and mails to various correspondents around the world to complete. I completed this one (actually there are TWO, as I am told to keep one for myself) and scanned the page spreads before returning in the mail to C. Penn, “across the shining sea”. All of my rubber stamps used in this book are from a 4×6″ pink, speedy carve rubber that I recently carved, except for the man sweating over a desk, some of the text stamps, and the round graph stamp. Cheryl Penn has a project she calls “An Encyclopedia of Everything”, in which she includes her CirC! books.   CLICK HERE to view Cheryl’s blog.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.