Kim Costello & PaperBabe Stamps
I had the utter joy of attending a class by the very artistically talented Kim Costello who has a stamp company called PaperBabe stamps. I’d not known about them until about 6 months ago but I was sent some of her face stamps for a commission- ooh and faces are HARD.
Her stamps aren’t just about faces- but I’ve only had the face stamps. Here’s one I did a week or so ago
But it was so worth it. I did not believe I’d end up with anything like what Kim had created. We started off with a wooden block and covering with scraps of paper. We fixed them on with multi medium and then added a Gesso layer through a stencil.
As part of the day, we got the profile face stamp set
This set is just brilliant- and placing a particular type of mouth in a certain angle gives a different look. It’s fun trying to make the look you want.We stamped the face outline after careful measuring up with the hair. There are little placement markings that make it easy.
This was one of the hardest things to get right. I’m not quite there with it- but it gets better with practice. The paints were lovely- as I don’t have any, I will be experimenting with my PaperArtsy Frescos.
Here’s the face in progress.
Do check out her shop – there’s some brilliant stamps that aren’t faces too!
What’s the best workshop/class you’ve been to?