Ayu Tomikawa ART Ayu Tomikawa ART


February 19th, 2018

Just finished carving this made to order stamp of a black cat ^ ^

February 14th, 2018

Newly done custom stamp. It’s Ducky♫

February 8th, 2018

Newly done custom stamp. His name is Luke.

January 27th, 2018

Just finished carving a custom stamp. After three years’ maternity break and moving madness, I’m back to make art again:) (Tokyo, Japan)

January 23rd, 2018

After 3 years’ relocating madness plus maternity absence, I am back in art business.  

Japan is a country famous for its traditional block printmaking, and there are various materials available for that purpose. “Keshigomu Art” meaning carving eraser to make stamps is very popular here.

I found one high quality keshigomu material, and tried it out.

September 24th, 2014

Freshly Carved Custom Stamp

Shrink Plastic is Fun.

June 21st, 2014

I’ve been wanting to try shrink plastic for a bit now, and now I have!

1. How much does it shrink?

This design of the hippo before baking in the oven was measured at 3.25".

After three minutes at 350F, it shrunk down to 1.25".

It shrunk 62%!!

2. The instructions said to use permanent markers and paint so that’s what I used with the hippo… but I thought I’d try water soluble ink just to see what happens.

It looked great but the ink was sticky sporadically. Matte finish coating takes care of that. I like the finish of these printed ones with block printing ink than the drawn ones with permanent ink. It has a much richer feel to them. Chic. I made them into brooches / pins.  If you would like, they are here: http://etsy.me/UXtCA9

Shrink plastic is fun. I think there are many possibilities with this. The only issue I had was with the fumes while baking. I recommend to wear masks like this:

Many thanks!

June 4th, 2014

She was gifted one of my hand made bags, and just sent me these picture to share.

Wow, her dog really does look alike :)

So happy to see people enjoying what I make! This is what makes it worth it for me. Thank you for sharing these pictures and allowing me to post them.

May 29th, 2014

Just Carved Custom Stamp:)

May 19th, 2014

Flowers in my neighborhood:)