Friday, April 18, 2008

it's the cat's miaow

i've been hanging out to try my hand at stamp making for a while.
during my daily bout of procastination, instead of the market or the teevee or yet another cawfee, i went to the art shop and got some lino cut tools and an 8cm x 8cm slab of rubber. If you wanted to try this yourself, you only need a sharp scalpel blade and a normal eraser.

i reckon the trick is to stamp-as-you-carve to see which sections need refinement.the top left one was the first trial after the initial carving, it's quite kool to see how the shape evolves. feel well chuffed by my first go, but definitely less curvy lines next time!
Progress of second attempt below, still need some practice - or a microscope!

4 comments:

Serenity Later said...

Gah!!!! That is one of the cutest things i've ever seen!!! You are amazing jfox!!!! The smiley cat esp. looks phenomenal - i can definitely see that imprinted on fabrics, paper, etc. and selling like the proverbial hotcakes. Wow!!! I'm gobsmacked!!!

jfox said...

thank you serenity! mmm, i didn't consider stamping onto fabric, might have to investigate.. :)

M's nemesis said...

Wow-jfox, those are awfully cute/kitschy. Like Serenity> if you can get that on fabric you're onto a huge winner!

jp said...

yes. the cat is cute! so is the cloud . . . but i feel bad for the eraser! which had to be retired. with progress comes sacrifice i suppose. ;p