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New adventures in lino Printing 

Good morning people of the world!

I can’t quite believe I have neglected my creative side again for so long!! I haven’t entirely neglected it to be fair, but it has taken a bit of a back seat to my exercise-y side…

(If you want more info about that go look here: http://www.midsummer365project/Wordpress.com)

Anyway…as you might have guessed from the title, this post is about lino cutting and printing. I have been dabbling in the printing / image transfer already in the form of acrylic media transfer . I can’t remember exactly how this led me down the route of lino cutting, but there was some combination of reading books on printmaking and image transfer and pinterest searching which lead me to ask for a lino cutting beginner set for my birthday. This gave me everything I needed to have a go 😀

These are the things I learned during my first foray into the art…

  • Getting the line to stay the same size, depth and direction is a lot harder than you first think!!
  • There are a lot of different cutters that have uses that are totally beyond my comprehension…but I have a book about it now so it should all resolve its self soon…
  • There are more different types of lino and fake lino than I had realised
  • straight lines are easier than curves

The most important thing I learned however is…

Lino cutting and printing is so much fun and I love it!! 

This is the outcome of my first foray… lots of room for improvement…but that is why we practice!

Practice piece to see what the cuts look like!

Super squiggly!


Weekend fabric art and birthday cards

Good morrow my friends and welcome to a brand new week full of sparkling new opportunities yet to be discovered! 

Ok…I am feeling uncharacteristically optimistic…

the book is still a work in progress…i haven’t decided how i want to embellish it yet so it remains unadorned and will be posted once i have decided what to do 🙂

this weekend…mostly inspired by an offcut from the bookbinding that fit around my wrist well I decided to experiment with fabric art in the form of a bracelet. It was inspired by an idea in a book by Ruth Rae but the details made up by me.

it is made from offcuts and old buttons.

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ImageImageThis weekend also yielded another two cards, one for potential sale and one for a birthday card for my dad 🙂

First an image transfer stitched card that i may one day get around to putting onto etsy

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am slightly unsure about the words…but i had a gap that needed something 🙂

the last one for today is a card i made for my dad’s Birthday

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