I stumbled on this lovely oak and copper fabric printing block at a local antiques shop the other day. (Isn’t it a lovely work of art in itself)? I think so and when I’m not using it, it will decorate my mantelpiece).
Here’s my first attempt at printing from it. I rubbed colour onto the block from a Distress Ink (acid-free) ink pad and pressed it onto acid-free tissue paper then rubbed it carefully with the back of a spoon to make sure the ink transferred from every bit of the block to the paper.
The ink pad colour is called Chipped Sapphire. I can’t figure out the name. Is a chipped sapphire any different in hue to a non-chipped sapphire? If there are any gem hounds out there who can enlighten me, be my guest.
Have a break from your work, walk, then check out all the art links below.
- Block Print Garments (shanuchitlangiya.wordpress.com)
- Block Printing (stitchedstoriesblog.wordpress.com)
- Perfect in the Imperfections (cgcabush.wordpress.com)
- Block printing by hand (makezine.com)
- Finding a Carving Block That Works for You (crafts.answers.com)
- Some new work (michelletempletonart.wordpress.com)
- scratch foam block printing (plus a few bonus auction project tips) (glittergoods.typepad.com)
- White-Block-Printed-with-Georgette-Dupatta (purerajasthani.wordpress.com)
- Block printing (sykesc13.wordpress.com)
- Arts and Craft in Jaipur (namastefromhyderabad.wordpress.com)