Saturday a few of my art friends came to the house so we could carve our own stamps for printing on fabric. We settled in quickly to get to work and what cool stamps they each made!
Beth, Bonnie (visiting from Michigan) and Nancy working away!
Kay was very busy and had two different types of carving blocks to work with.
The top white block is made of rubber that most of us use to carve our stamps. This rubber block is easy to carve and gives a decent print. Kay's bottom carving (green) is a vinyl block produced in Japan. This type of block is used by some of your major linocut artists who print on paper. Kay did say it wasn't hard to carve so I'm anxious to see how it prints on fabric.
This is Bonnie who is visiting from Michigan. Bonnie stays with Beth and her hubby and they have been best buds for years! It's always fun to have Bonnie visit us!
Nancy was working hard even carving some rubber erasers! Keep in mind those little erasers are only around 1/2" x 1.5"! that's small!
The pink block Nancy is carving was really cool...it was a circle and rays extending out from the circle. Should be a cool print.
Beth and I are the photographers so we don't get many pics of ourselves (see first pic of lady on the left! That's Beth!).
The pink block and flower carvings are Beth's. She also had a lino block (grey) that she cut. This block Beth found at Hobby Lobby. She did a good job of carving an interesting geometric design. Can't wait to see these on fabric!!
The large stamp is one I carved back in 2009 when I took an online 'lino' class from Dijanne Cevaal. It was a great class and Dijanne provided so much information!! I know she offers her lino online class from time to time.
Beth did get a pic of me taking pics of the group! Go figure!
I wanted to provide the ladies a small lunch/dessert as a thank you for them inviting me to play along with them these past two winters!
We had chicken salad, fruit, cheese/crackers and cheetos (I'm hooked on these right now!).
AND a Betty Cake for dessert! YUM!
Monday we are getting together to print on fabric with our stamps! I can't wait to see what these talented ladies create! I do have some show and tell from our day but I forgot to ask if I could post. I'm sure they'll agree but just in case it's always best to ask, right.