Friday, November 13, 2009

Rubber Stamping Wood Grain

Up in the classroom at Castle in the Air, John McRae's been busy constructing a truly marvelous seasonal surprise. You'll have to wait just a few more days before we show you John's invention, but in the meantime, here's a look at an interesting part of its construction.

John is a true blue do-it-yourselfer, so when he needed some planks with gnarly grain for a detail on the project, he decided to make them himself. He applied a coat of brown acrylic paint to a smooth board, then immediately went to work with his wood grain rubber stamp. Here's a video where John shows us how it's done. He says the secret is in rocking the curved stamp back and forth as he glides it along the board. Enjoy!


video

2 comments:

Zuzu's petals said...

love it! love it! love it! I want one of those too!!!! I wanna play!

Shelley Noble said...

Really nice to see this. Makes me think of other possible patterns that might be made via a dragging motion. Mr. McRae is a treasure of the castle.