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!