Friday, 29 April 2011

light as a lino feather

So this is probably the most detailed lino stamp that i did while away at easter (in the camper - it was heaven! full of beaches, lakes, waterfalls, icecream, chocolate and sunshine!)
I'd like to put black feathers all over some teal fabric i have for a 50s style dress i have in mind. I need to take a raised bit off the stamp though..you can see the little smudgy bit on the fabric at the bottom.
This lino is a 4mm block and, not being the SOFT stuff, it was pretty difficult to cut cleanly. If it cooled down at all it started to tear the lino and not cut it, which was a bit of a nightmare. Luckily it was a lovely day and we were all sitting outside in the sun which was warming the block and making it a lot easier. However, every time the sun went behind a cloud, almost immediately the block cooled down and i had to use the great tip from Jezze's blog where she recommends sitting on it for a while to warm it up!
I got there in the end, the SOFT stuff is a lot easier...but perhaps not as durable?? We'll have to see how they last.

1 comment:

eleonora said...

Questi stampini sono molto...molto!!!! davvero bravi!!