‘Make a Scene’ Stamp Kits
The ‘Make a Scene’ Story
While wandering the canals one winter…I was struck by the wobbliness of the buildings and the whimsy of doors and windows. I imagined rearranging all the little architectural details to make my own canal scene.
As an artist, I often cut my own stamps out of linoleum to use as a texture in my paintings. I also have a background as an art and design teacher, so I am perpetually thinking about how to incorporate creative play into everyday activities. I like that by playing with these stamps, one might be inspired to look more closely at their surrounding city and try to spot some of its characteristic architectural elements.
While I really designed these stamps for myself… I soon realized that they are loved by all ages. If you love Amsterdam….and its adorable houses, you will love these stamps.
The purpose of this presentation is to share a bit of the history of Dutch Canal Houses. Students will also learn about some of the unique architectural characteristics, which can be used as inspiration in many art projects. For lesson ideas, visit my blog.
Would you like to share a real-world design process with your students? As an educator myself, I thought students might like to see a behind-the-scenes process of how I created my stamp kit. Send me your questions, comments and feedback. I’d love to see what you design!
Download the free Make a Scene Stamp Kit Design Resource for your design lessons.