Mass production of a unique piece of art made by you - block printing.
This was a new concept for me and a very rewarding one. I received a Speedball Block Printing Kit for Christmas last year, and I've been thinking all year about what I wanted to carve into the block.
I penciled my design on paper, transferred it onto the block, carved out the white space and made my own mini printing press. The carving took some patience and time (and a few cuts on my fingers), but it was very enjoyable overall.
Hot off my press...Christmas Cards for some friends and family who I won't be able to personally spend Christmas with.
They were sent in the mail yesterday coupled with a recent photo of my family.
|My work space while the newly stamped cards are drying.|
|My design carved into the block after being inked.|
|The stamped card before the top and bottom are trimmed off.|
Very fun craft that I'm sure I will be touching again in the future. I love the imperfect look it gives to the cards. Each one is a little unique but they all have enough in common to make me excited!
Try it sometime!
~ Chelsea ~