Friday, February 10, 2012

Pencil Stamping!

Hi readers! Happy Friday! Wow, the weeks really are flying by aren't they? It seems like just yesterday we were all complaining about how hot it was outside.. but now we have ourselves an Ohio winter!

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Today I have a really cute little stamping style to share with you!
Pencil Stamping! I found this image of examples from Pinterest (do you have a Pinterest account?! We think it's a MUST for inspiration and sharing of ideas! Request an invite or have someone who has a Pinterest account already send you one!) 
I love the whimsical circle appearance! After some more research on Pencil Stamping,  I found some other great examples too!


The website Babble had an article from Liz Stan about doing these Pencil Stamping activities with your kids! It's a great way to get them into colors and the idea of stamping- without giving them your precious stamps you use for your projects! (Plus, one thing I remember from being a kid, is I loved taking something used for one specific thing.. and using it for something completely different! Imagination is King!)

What a great idea this is! Create your own button stamps- or any other type of shape for that matter! Just use an adhesive, glue a button or other shape to the bottom of a pencil, and stamp the image! Jenny Doh does a great little tutorial on her blog, check it out here!

And for those of us who know exactly what type of pencil stamp we'd like to make- there's Barbara Ann to explain! Check out how rustic and adorable these eraser designs are!

I hope this sparked some creativity and imaginative ideas for you! Even the smallest or simplest items around your house can be used for designing, stamping, paper-crafting, etc!

Supplies to use with your pencils:

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64 comments:

  1. what a FABULOUS technique....thanks for sharing...it is super fun..

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  2. What a neat idea. This is going to be great for borders and around images. Thank you for the tip.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  3. What a great reminder...we used to use pencils to stamp in grade school!
    My favorite memory is finally getting to use "big girl scissors". I had some sort of project for school and my kiddie scissors just would not cut it out. I remember my mother telling me I could use her precious embroidery scissors...and watching me like a hawk while I used them. Your post brought back a lovely memory...thank you.

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  4. What a great idea for my 4 year old. I always remember making Christmas ornaments at school in elementary school. It was so fun. In particular, I remember make a pretzel wreath ornament with the most beautiful red satin ribbon woven through it.

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  5. Thank you for the inspiration! One of my favorite childhood memories is the first day of school! Always loved lining up my new supplies and picking out just the right outfit for the first day!

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  6. I love the stamping with pencils. What a great idea.
    I remember being envious of some girls in first grade, they had this big box with 50 coloring pencils. I got one on my 37th birthday and it made me really happy.
    Eveline.

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  7. Brilliant idea - & fun for the little ones. What I keep remembering from childhood is my love of colours & my prized possession was a box of 72 Derwent Pencils from the factory. I had so much fun studying the colour chart & was amused for hours with those.
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. What a fun technique, and it´s even one, we can all do, as long as we just have a pencil and some ink, and I don´t think anyone who read this don´t have these things available he he. Thanks a lot for sharing this and have a wonderful week-end everyone.

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  9. How simple and it looks great! It kind of reminded me of making stamps out of potatoes when I was a kid.

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  10. Oh, yes! I used to this long ago just using those highlighter markers to color the erasers. Love these cool designs you found on Pinterest!

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  11. I love this idea. So simple but I would have never thought of it. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction.

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  12. What a fab idea...it reminds me of stamping with potatoes in my childhood....
    xxx Margreet

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  13. Wonderful tip! And anyone can do it. Simple things like pencils can bring so much fun. I remember entering colouring competitions. I'm sure there aren't any more of those anymore.

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  14. Great technique - we used to do stamping with carved potatoes - lots of fun!

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  15. Great post! Reminds me of fun Friday afternoon art classes when I was in primary school. TFS ;-)

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  16. Wow what a wonderful idea. Love those colors. As a kid I adored day camp. We went everywhere and had so much fun. I'd met up with my summer friends and make new ones. Words don't describe how much I loved it.

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  17. What a neat idea. I have heard about stamping with objects such as a pencil eraser but you elaborated about it in such a unique way. Childhood, I used to go to day camp during the summers and one of the activities to opt out of playing games or going canoeing was arts and crafts. I love my time spent making things there when I was young. Anyway, Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  18. What a fun idea. I love the ones that have been carved with shapes. TFS.

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  19. So cool - I remmebr using highlight markers to paint our school desks

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  20. Too cute :) could have lots of fun with that idea :)

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  21. fun idea! and for kids too...luv that! School memory for me would be creating a giant globe...paper mache, wire, paint, scissors...I was in pig heaven! those were the days, eh?

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  22. what a great idea to use pencil erasers/tops...I love the designs...very cool.

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  23. OMG! This is sooooo neat!!! My fave childhood memory is using potatoes as a stamp. I t could be shaped into hearts, star etc and it will be MESSY...Yippee!

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  24. THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  25. There are so many things I love from my childhood! I was an artistic child so art supplies alone could fill up a page of ideas. One of my favorites was artist pastels. I loved to open up the box and see all the colors!

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  26. I've seen this too, I think it is a great idea for the kids.

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  27. Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  28. Stamping with pencils is so much easier than stamping with cut vegetables and fruit which we used to do - long ago!

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  29. What an adorable idea, I'd never thought of that!

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  30. Remembering first grade and buying my first "fat" pencil and crayons and first grade tablet. It just brings a smile to my face and I will epencil stamping soon..
    What a neat idea! Blessings, Diane

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  31. Lovely, the pencil stamping!
    I think I always got inspiration from nature, I lived in Brasil and South Africa!

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  32. Cute idea! May just need to try this in the classroom. (After I do my own, of course!)

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  33. One of the things I remember is the fun of opening a brand new box of crayolas. I loved looking at all the new, sharp points and the smell of the new crayons.

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  34. That is such a great idea! Best memory for me was my nan's "rainy day" drawer in the kitchen which was filled with fun things to do on a rainy day. I can still remember the amazement if cutting the wool to reveal my first pom Pom made from some wool and two cardboard circles!

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  35. Very cool idea--I think I did this with my kids when they were little.

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  36. Love the pencil bit... may use that this weekend! When I was little, like 4 or 5, my mom used to have a box of pastels which I was not allowed to take out of the box or use, but I would sneak into her room and open up the box to oooh and aaahh over all the pretty colors. I did the same thing with her jewelry box because she had the prettiest, colorful, long button necklace a friend made for her. =)

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  37. How cool is this idea for pencil stamping! It is always fun to discover new uses for everyday things - thanks for sharing. I love the ideas that come from your blog!

    Karenajo

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  38. Ooh, metallic Gelatos! I first fell in love with Shrinky-Dinks as a kid -- still think they're a lot of fun!

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  39. Wow! So cute! This reminds me of finger painting when I was a child. :)

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  40. This technique looks like a lot of fun. I love all the different shapes you can do with the pencil.

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  41. Totally awesome :) I remember doing pencil end paint dots way back when I was a child lol. Nothing a gorgeous as those tho. I love the rainbow of colours!

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  42. A very interesting technique and I would love to give this prize a try!!

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  43. This really brings back so many childhood memories, my favorite being coloring in my coloring book with color pencils making sure I stay within the lines, I still enjoy that to this day!!!

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  44. oh wow this is such a fab technique thank you so much for sharing!!! i think i will definitely have to give this a try... the results are so amazing!!!

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  46. What a cool idea! I'm definitely going to try this, so thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. One of my favorite memories was getting our school supplies several days before school started. I (and my 6 siblings) would pack and repack them, enjoying the smells of the new crayons, erasers, pencils, paper, etc. We didn't get an allowance, so this (along with new shoes for Easter and the first day of school) was a big thing for all of us kids. I'd love to try this product. Thanks for letting us play along.

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  48. I have made stamps from erasers some years ago - it works well :)

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  49. Love the simplicity of these projects. I use wine corks for button stamps, they're so cute!

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  50. The last photo of cutting the pencil erasers into shapes remind me of my primary art session whereby we use potatoes or carrots to cut those shapes! We also use lady fingers and banana branch for its original design.

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  51. The stampsed pencil eraser dots remind me of the little dots of candy that used to come on white strips of paper that we ate during our childhood. Anyone remember those?

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  52. Oh, that pencil stamping is SOO cute! What a great idea!

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  53. Loved finger painting as a kid, a little too messy for my liking now, lol! :)

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  54. this is so cool! the good times in my childhood always involved my younger sister - we were and are still best friends and from dolls to 'schools' and sandpit mudpies, any memory is a good one with her in it. xx

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  55. I often think about how I used to ride around the neighborhood on my bike. I would carry a radio in my basket and sing along as I pedaled around. Fun, fun, fun. LOL

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  56. What a seriously fun technique! Now if I can only get to the pencils before my kids destroy the erasers...

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  57. I can't remember what it's called, but I used to love making (weaving) pot holders with these stretchy fabric bancs (almost like big hair bands).

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  58. OH MY GOODNESS!! How amazing!! I so need to try this out!!

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  59. That is really cool- will have to try it with the kiddos.
    I've been obsessed with finding something spirograph like as I loved mine when I was a kid but have heard the current one is not very good

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