Tian Gan | Printmaking & Design
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Tian Gan's Printmaking Blog

Tian Gan's design and printmaking blog. The Stockholm-based artist writes about her work process.

Sam's lazy cat stamp

This stamp took quite some time from order to delivery - I spent hours sketching digitally, tracing the design and carving the stamp. 

Sam sent over the picture on the left, requesting a 8 x 8 cm stamp of the cat with bow tie and a balloon. He also asked for text on the balloon and for it to be printed in a different color.


The only change Sam requested after seeing the digital sketch is to have the balloon heart-shaped instead of round. So I changed the balloon bit and went on making the stamp.

I was inspired by traditional Japanese graphic art when I carved the texture and highlights of the cat's fur.


In the end the stamp was mounted on a piece of unfinished wood. It was such an interesting order to make!


You can order a custom stamp by contacting me at tyr@thisisjusttosay.co :)