Wednesday, December 07, 2011


Block printing is nowhere near as easy as I'd imagined it would be. Given that there's a lot of room for improvement in terms of my preparations, clearing a space, getting everything properly prepped. The reality of our life in a small house means that our kitchen table is where everything happens, so I just can't have it tied up for ages.

I loved the carving part and inspired by Leslie's prints (onegirl) I figured I'd give it a go. You can see the results are quite mucky. The bits around the edges can be easily fixed by using one piece per cut, whereas I squeezed three onto one lino piece. In terms of how to get a nice fully coloured clear image, not sure on that one. If I inked more heavily, the gaps that I wanted clear of colour became filled too.

I'm relatively confident that once edged and hung as a string of somewhat Christmasy flags in the girls rooms I'll forgive the myriad of muck ups. I'll let you know.


leslie said...

they are so awesome, though! especially for your first attempt! i think your ink/paint might have been the issue, looks like it wasn't thick enough? i use a foam sponge to apply the paint to the stamp and find i get my best prints after the paint has been exposed to the air a bit, makes it a bot more tacky or something.

kristi said...

more then perfect. i really love this.