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Art Journal Time - How I Use Hand Carved Stamps in my Art Journal - Part One - 'Thoughtful Girl'. By Miraculous Mosquito.    Thursday, September 5, 2019

It's Art Journal Time! Have you shown your Art Journal some love today? I want to show you how I used one of my hand carved stamps to create an interesting page in my art journal, with this collection of 'thoughtful girls'.  Here is a closeup of one of the girls I created.  Scroll down a little further and you will see the whole page.

Creative Ways With Decorative Paper - FREE PRINTABLE INSIDE!    Friday, August 23, 2019

There are so many ways to make decorative paper, and then of course it can be used in countless creative projects....card making, Scrapbooking, mixed media pages in art journals, wrapping paper, covering hand made books, the list goes on. I like  to be able to personalise the design on my papers, change the colours, and give them that lovely handmade look.  I try to avoid using ready made papers, because then my work starts to look like everyone else's! Here are some suggestions about different ways to make and use decorative paper.



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Meet the Cats!    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Meet the stars of the CAT category in my shop! 

I Found the Perfect Rubber Stamp Storage Idea!    Sunday, July 8, 2018

Above is one of the artworks I created using a hand carved stamp as a starting point!  I used a few steps to make it:

  1. The woven container is a stamp that I carved as part of a series of interesting orb shapes.  I printed it in black stamp pad ink on to white paper. 
  2. The tree is painted with black ink using a small thin paintbrush. Here is a video of a similar one I painted and shared on Instagram.
  3. The colours on the container, leaves, flowers, and table surface are all drawn with cheap felt pens. 
  4. The colours in the background are added digitally with a drawing tablet in Photoshop!

I have accumulated quite a collection of hand carved stamps (some are which are available for order in my shop, and some of my personal designs which I like to use to make my artwork look unique).  When I am looking for just the right one to use in my art journal or craft project, it has become like looking for a needle in a haystack!

Introducing 'Stretching Cat'! Hand Carved Stamp.    Saturday, March 24, 2018

There is a new hand carved stamp in the shop, a relaxed character named 'Stretching Cat'. 

Great for all sorts of paper craft projects, snail mail, and planner pages.  You can purchase it here

Below is a short video showing how the stamp looks when it is printed.

Happy stamping!



Customised Hand Carved Stamps.    Saturday, March 24, 2018

I am very happy to customise any of my hand carved stamps for you.  Here are some possibilities:

All About Hand Carved Stamps.    Friday, March 23, 2018

Here is all the information you need to know about hand carved stamps made by Miraculous Mosuito.

All stamps are carefully hand carved in professional quality rubber, and tested thoroughly first before being sent to the customer. Hand Carved stamps have a more unique and interesting quality than mass produced ones, as no two stamps are ever exactly the same. 

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