|This is one of Roberta's ATCs made with,|
of course, one of her rubber stamps
Roberta is an amazingly incredible artist that I met last February when I went to the local Artist Trading Card group for the first time. I was so happy to see her this past Saturday when I went back to the ATC group again.
When I first met Roberta, we started talking about collage and she gave me some great tips on why my collages were not working out the way I was trying to get them to. She told me about Golden Soft Gel Medium and the importance of waiting for things to dry! She shared some great tips and taught me so much in the short time we talked.
Little did I know that Roberta (E. Roberta Altshule, ERA Graphics) is not only an artist and really nice lady, she is a graphic artist, a calligrapher, a mixed media teacher and has designed her own line of rubber stamps, collage sheets and mold boards for polymer clay. She has even been a guest on the Carol Duvall show. WOW!
Oh, and did I mention she beads! Her beaded dolls and amulet bags are in one of the many Galleries on her site.
The selection of incredible, original rubber stamps is HUGE...thousands and thousands for sure. There are fifteen (15!) categories of rubber stamp themes. And with every theme comes another drop-down of the categories under that theme. Every time I picked a theme to look at, I thought that one was my favorite, until the next theme.
I am not a "Stamper" however after looking at her HUGE catalog of stamps I have some gotten some great ideas for using more rubber stamps in artwork...or cards...or ATCs...or on clothing...uh-oh, that Art Idea ADD is kicking in again, yikes!
If you like rubber stamps, or just want to get inspired by some great artwork, visit Roberta's site www.eragraphics.com, look around and let me know what you think.
Hope your Monday is starting off FABULOUS!!!!