Graham Keegan: Natural Dyeing in LA

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…a rainy playday [rubber stamps]

I’m trying something NEW! Last week, I dared to explore another ART form. I love ‘the look’ of handmade/vintage printmaking! I actually played a little with block printing and silk screening in high school [a lifetime ago, haha]. I’ve been collecting/reading the how-to’s of making  rubber stamps, block printing and so on.

This was my very first attempt at ‘carving’ a rubber stamp using a large over-sized [inexpensive] eraser. They’re available in any office supply.

sheepyhollow_block print

Today, a very rainy day here, I played with linoleum [lino cut block printing]. Very different feel and much more difficult to ‘carve’. There’s definite skillz required!!!

Here’s my FIRST lino block print…a sheep of sorts [wink] for tags for my handmade woolies!?? I wanted to add ‘farm raised’ lettering [whoa!!]… but, decided that was a little too ADVANCED. I’ll need a little [actually, a lot] more practice!!! Recognize the ‘conventional’ WOOL logo?

sheepyhollow_linocut

Not too too bad for my first lino cut, eh?