Wednesday, October 15, 2008

hand printing

my first attempts at carving stamps for printing by hand! {inspired of course by the lena corwin book, printing by hand}. these are so much fun to make, will definitely be working on more over the weekend. i've had some ideas floating around that i think will look best in this medium. i need to do some more to work out what weight i can/can't achieve with the lines and whether a little circle is actually possible to create. the rubber is so soft that breathing at a slightly different pace creates a wobble on one or the other side of the carving tool. there are 2 sides to every line to be thought of! and i've already damaged one stamp by scratching it with my nail when cleaning up.
must learn to take more time with cleaning up etc. . .

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