Printing by hand is accessible, inexpensive and exciting. It's also messy, unpredictable and wrought with imperfection. It's these inherent qualities that call to me over and over again. When I apply ink to my other love- rescued fabric, I'm totally satisfied. Transforming a scrap of linen intoxicates me. Silly, but true. I can get lost in the quiet of cutting or carving and then continue the meditation while creating repeat patterns (by eye) or simple color combinations. It's quiet, slow, and peaceful... it's also play. These pieces will be handed over to my sewing machine soon. They are just the beginning of an idea that has started to brew. Don't you just love the percolating phase!?
-Versacraft stamp pads work well on linen and cotton with small rubber stamps. Do a search on Etsy for "Versacraft".
-Speedball Speedy Carve blocks are my favorite for stamps.
Don't forget to go check out who won a copy of Hand in Hand! It's been announced at the bottom of the giveaway post.
Have a great weekend!