Robin Rubber Stamp Print
I’ve been thinking about making a Robin print for a long time and had a few requests for one.  After a visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall I was inspired again to make one and more importantly finally got round to doing it.
The first time I visited the Eden Project I thought the bird song was a recording, but then found out that the cheeky little Robins had taken up residence in the bio-domes.  Again strange things started happening when I was photographing the print outside – there was a robin in a tree above me.  Something similar happened when I photographed my Goldfinch print. I wonder how they know? 😉

 

Robin Rubber Stamp, Printed on Moleskine
Here are some photos of the stamp in progress. I did a drawing from a photograph I took at my parents house in Ireland. I did some tests with my inkpads to make sure I had the right colours. I ordered 3 different inkpads trying to get the rust/orange colour right and finally ended up using one I already had –  Memento Tangelo – but stamping it twice to get the depth of colour.

Original Drawing for Robin Print
First Cut Robin Stamp Print
Robin Stamp – In Progress
Robin Stamp Nearly Finished

2 thoughts on “Robin, Rubber Stamp Print”

  1. Thank you Elephant's Child. It was a little strange – in my head it was a rust colour but it looked all wrong when I started stamping with those colours. I thought the Tangelo was too bright but it looked right.

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