Sunday, March 29, 2015

Getting ready for Merrie Monarch…Nalu Urban Wave and major stamp making.

After 2 days of non stop pressing rubber, cutting and stamping wood, the stamp bins are looking a little fluffier. Now to focus on Nalu Urban Wave jewelry.  Looking forward to some quiet time in the workshop.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

What are you creating with Rubber Stamp Plantation stamps?

Here's a link to one of our galleries. These magnets are made by the folks at SoHa at Kahala Mall. Check them out. Great home decor store on Oahu.Create are some ideas!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kai Ku Hale is right next to Scoops of Paradise, ice cream parlor, in Haleiwa. Those amazing baskets made from bottom part of palm frond, are made by Jan who lives in Ocean Views on the Big Island. Last Saturday night of the month is Haleiwa Art Walk. Music, food, art openings, street fair.

Layne has one of nicest selections of locally made art and crafts. Her eye is impeccable!

You can find our light switch covers, stamps, tattoos and Mary's HI Tea-Shop artisan blends.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Nancy's Picture Frame Wedding Gift. (using Aloha From Hawaii Vintage Stickers)

 Nancy blew me away when she showed up in our collage class at Honolulu Academy of Arts, with this frame she made using Aloha from Hawaii Vintage Stickers! Did you ever????

She even used the packaging, which is what I always hoped for when we designed it! Great work, Nancy!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Azaleas in the rain. thinking of making the top photo in to light switch cover:)

Azaleas in the rain. Stamford, Ct. Afternoon late spring light.
we're now offering the switch plates in any configuration....outlet cover, toggle, slider, single, double, etc...

Friday, May 31, 2013

Just finished our new pet decal celebrate...Doggie Wash - Emily & Andy too filthy for words.

Drive up to the K9000. 10 bucks gets you 2 pups and a blow dry.
Conditioner-not so much.
Dogs clean-super.
Plenty of great smells around so they could pee up a storm.
Location: next to garden shop at Navy Exchange, Moanalua shopping center

Sunday, June 24, 2012

RSP on the East Coast!

Aloha from Connecticut!

I'm Erin. I live next door to Deb's parents in Stamford, CT.  A few years back Mrs. Z came over and asked me why I always had my lights on late into the night... 3am, 4am, etc... I told her "I stamp". She asked if I meant with Rubber Stamps to which I said "Yes". I was surprised that she knew what I was talking about, because I didn't know many people who "stamped". She ran home and came back with some samples of Deb's product and told me all about Rubber Stamp Plantation. I was immediately in love!

My favorites seem to be the Tiare flowers which have made their way onto some of my collages here on the East Coast. I love these stamps! 

Petite Tiare (RSP)
Medium Tiare (RSP)
Extra Large Tiare (RSP)
random text images
Molding paste
Monarch Stencil (Luminarte)
Silks Acrylic Glaze (Luminarte in VaVoom Red, Carmen and Coral Berry)
Acrylic paint
walnut stain

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

 Some of our new pet decals. We debuted them at the Hawaii Pet Expo which is always on Mothers Day. This year we were in Terriers in Paradise Booth. We were watching a nonstop parade of pooches.

You'll be able to find them on soon!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Emily hanging out on a Sunday morning

Emily hanging out on a Sunday morning with a book, zine, and paper. We're doing the same...with a cup a joe.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

photographing collage...well, photographing the parts

 It's not that I'm unable to commit to the collage. I see infinite collages. At least, until I'm bored. Then I'm over it and don't even want to memorialize them by gluing them. These are photos of the parts. Lots and lots of photos. These aren't necessarily the best. Just the ones I looked at today.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Collage class at Honolulu Academy of Arts-color study

The first day of class I was vibrating. I over achieved. Instead of one collage, a study of value, I ended up with 5.  Torn newspaper, separated by black and white value, then assembled. I copied them on matte and glossy...3 of each, so I could then embellish without feeling that I would "use them up". Have plenty. now what...this is one using watercolor and gesso...or no gesso.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

 Time for the Artful Bra Project. Here are the forms you can download on your computer, then print! Here are a few of some the the really neat entries from 2011. This year we celebrate with 4 live bands at the New Hard Rock Cafe in Waikiki. $5 parking at the Ft Derussy Post office, or $2 for 4 hours at Royal Hawaiian Shopping center with purchase at any store in the complex.
Save the Date!  October 15...Pinktober and the Artful Bra Project Hawaii partner for the 3rd year. Can't wait to see the bras you enter...$5 entry fee. We also encourage you to ask all your friends and family to support your bra with a donation to Kapiolani Breast Center. Lots of prizes for entries this year!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Friendship Charms with Aloha From Hawaii & Auntie's Hawaiian Stickers

  Amazing how quickly you can create Friendship Charms for you and your BFF!
Create your own exquisite pendant, charm, or ktai strap using Rubber Stamp Plantation Stickers and simple glass tiles.

Join Debz Saturday Sept. 17, 10:30-noon,for free make and take of this project at Ben Franklin Crafts in Mapunapuna. We're celebrating BFS 60th Anniversary!
Materials List:

Auntie’s Hawaiian Stickers  
Aloha from Hawaii Vintage Stickers
Glass tiles
Silver plate jump rings-large
Mod Podge
Glossy Accents
Scrapbook paper for backgrounds
Jewelry hook/link closure finding
Chord for necklace...
#4-6 Shader brush (to brush on  mod podge)
Beading mat, pliers, aper towels, pen, scissors, tooth pick/match

Friday, July 1, 2011

Panel in Paia, Maui

I know it's new...tho just love the look. In a store window in Paia, Maui. Just up the street from really fine gellato.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Steampunk Journal workshop-Debbie West

Altered Art Day to Create: Hand made book & Steampunk

Pam Yee was back in town w/DH...and played up a storm! She led a repousse' chunky book using stamps & aluminum to decorate rounded corner 4x4 masonite front & back cover. Several weeks later, she and Debbie West, treated us to an all day workshop at Rubber Stamp Plantation. They were full up this year for the 2 book projects that everyone walked away with.

Pam led a sewn book using a single parent sheet of watercolor paper that she pre colored & split for sharing.

Debbie's project was a steampunk journal that made me drool for my father's work bench!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Waves up at Ho'okipa, Maui

Surf amazing at Ho'okipa, Maui. One of my favorite places to park myself. surfers, kite boarders, windsurfers... used to harvest ogo for my garden when I lived in Haiku. If you're in the area, be sure to have dinner at Max World Bistro. Truly a gem and well worth the adventure finding it!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Feet: Mom sitting for a friend...

Happy feet! Finally taking a break from craziness...
Was sooo happy to Mom-sit for a friend. Ocean air, sun, surfers in the distance...pure heaven.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Paper Marbling with Shaving Cream

Easiest of methods...We used lots of perfumey/stinky old fashion cheap shaving cream & whatever little ink bottles were lying around that were driving me crazy. Was able to lay quite a few to rest! Always satisfying to finally burn through some of the supplies that keep accumulating. Don't know why they multiply!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ocean Treasures: our friends' picnic table. Kualoa

Mary and I went to check on her vetiver plants at beach edge in Kualoa. They're thriving in salty, sandy soil. My eye caught the picnic table out back...