Robin, Rubber Stamp Print

by Angela

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 made a drawing from a photograph –  then  I did some tests with my ink pads to make sure I had the right colours. I ordered 3 different ink pads 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

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2 comments

Elephant's Child 15th November 2014 - 11:39 pm

Love it. And thank you for confirming that the 'red' of their breasts is indeed an ochre. I have been wondering for some time whether it was/is my perception of the colour which was out.

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Angela 16th November 2014 - 11:00 am

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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