Sunday, 24 July 2011
last month, inspired by lena corwin's printing by hand, i dug out some block printing supplies that i bought over ten years ago and started cutting. just trying out the different blades and testing out the types of marks i could make. and it was SO. FUN. i went to the local art shop shortly after and picked up some proper lino and a big block of ezy carve (like a big eraser, super easy to cut into). i have yet to brave the real lino block but i picked up the ezy carve on friday, cut it into some smaller pieces, drew a rough outline of a couple of flowers, and started cutting it away.
i think i have a new obsession. on friday night i carved out a feather and on saturday night i spent a good couple of hours stamping away. i used setacolor transparent paint mixed with some screenprinting paint because i only had white screenprinting paint and wanted to make greys and lighter pinks. the pink prints are destined to become oobees (yes, for all of you waiting on girly oobees!) and the rest, probably used for patchwork.
i can't wait to try out some other colours and i am SO going back to the art store tomorrow for more ezy carve, even though the last time ended with me walking out red faced, pushing two crazed children in the pram (small store + art supplies + kids not being able to touch most things = disaster). i've been looking for something crafty i can do while i'm in canada, away from my sewing room, and i think i've found it!