Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Rabbit Cards

This is a rabbit, not a bunny. Bunnies are cute and fuzzy. This rabbit looks like the family pet of Hattori Hanzo the 16th century samurai (and who knows, maybe a distant relative?) He's one cool rabbit. 

No doubt I bought the stamp because the image on the wood block was already painted, and I really liked it as its own little work of art. The problem with buying a stamp complete with "suggested coloring" is I let that intimidate my creative process. It's only been in the last two years that I have taken to coloring, which, I am happy to say, has brought new life to many of my older stamps. 
Image by Hero Arts from 2000 colored with Prismacolor pencils on craft cardstock;
layered over mulberry and washi paper; highlighted with gold gel ink.
Rabbit by Hero Arts from many years ago; "hello" die by Simon Says Stamp.
Hattori Hanzo had such nicknames as "Hanzo the devil" or "Hanzo the ghost". I am adding "Hanzo the rabbit"!

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