Antique Find: Oak and Copper Printing Block

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA You never know what you’re going to find when you go out for a short walk (taking a break from your work).

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).

Fabric Stamp Floral Oak and Copper Print From 4 October 2013

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.

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About AnnIsikArts

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6 Responses to Antique Find: Oak and Copper Printing Block

  1. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    That’s lovely. I am such a dabbler – I love picking up new artistic hobbies — I did some bookbinding a while back, and this type of thing would be perfect for end pages.


  2. pattisj says:

    Your new printing block is a work of art in itself. Quite a lovely mantle piece.


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