Garage Sale was inspired by events at the 2006 Auntie Amy rubber stamp convention in Lincoln, Nebraska. There was a huge garage sale at the same location on the same weekend, as well as a pig sale, and a tractor pull and there was two feet of fresh snow on the ground. This took place in March, so while we were in Nebraska we traveled out to Grand Island to watch the sand hill cranes. Drawings from that trip should have inspired another stamp design - maybe they will someday.
This is a fine art rubber stamp designed and made by Steven Vander Meer in Humboldt County, California. The die is deeply etched natural red vulcanized rubber, which is hand trimmed and adhered to red sponge cushion (the good kind, not the self-adhesive kind). The cushion is also trimmed by hand and then mounted to a smoothly sanded and oiled Maple block, with a clear black index printed on the top. The MEER IMAGE name is hot iron branded onto the end-grain of the block, and the SVM personal signature chop is added to the top of the block in red ink (space permitting).
Mount Type:Maple hardwood block indexed in black and finished with linseed oil.
Block Width:3 inches
Block Length:4 inches
Block Thickness:3/4 inch
Image Size:Approximately 1/4 inch less than block size