Friday, 17 June 2011

anchors away

Staying on the sailor theme, i cut a little anchor stamp, this time using 3mm lino block...the process, to summarise - was awful. I'll only cut the black SOFT 5mm stuff in the future as it's a lot more fun and you can actually be a lot more accurate because you're not leaning so hard using all your strength to make the incision. I tried warming the lino which helped for about 30 seconds until it cooled down again.
I loaded the stamp a little too full of paint when doing the test stamp as you can see by the uneven colour in the "blocked" areas.
Not sure what i'll use this one for but for now i'm just going to admire my carving and nurse my strained hand and wrist back to health...thin grey lino - NEVER AGAIN!!

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