Affectionately called the City of Fountains, Kansas City exists in two states and boasts many fun activities for residents and visitors alike. This piece features all the best of those, in the form of hand carved stamps. Have fun customizing your Stampler!
I always begin all my Stamplers, whether the piece is a miniature or full version, with gathering ideas and then follow that with several sketches of my listed ideas. After reversing the image, I carve out the negative space from linoleum. Once the images are carved, the layout of the design often changes. The city names, that are lettered by Gale Nation and carved by me, are always featured in the center of the Stampler, with a heart that my daughter carved directly below. Each Stampler is hand-stamped and then ironed on the reverse side to set the ink. These techniques lead to a unique piece that will give you hours of stitching fun. My Stamplers could also be framed and displayed as is, or you could even try painting them. Most of all, I hope you have fun and remember that the goal is to use what I've made to create something imperfectly beautiful!
Please iron the stampler on the reverse side prior to stitching if creases occur in shipment.