Friday, February 3, 2012

Where to start….

Today, I had the wonderful pleasure of spending the day with Lyric Kinard as a part of a two day “Surface Design Sampler Platter” workshop.   We went full tilt for 6-1/2 hours with about 20 minutes for lunch.  Over the next few posts I will try to show what we did, but I wanted to start out with my favorite…..stamp carving!!!!

We used white rubber erasers as our palette and started out by sketching out a few designs…..

DSC01983 We used these drawings as rubbings to transfer the design to the eraser….

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….and then started cutting, first with an X-Acto knife……

DSC01977….and then adding some details with a linoleum carving tool.  DSC01980 The most fun thing to do was to cut a circle.  The technique included inserting the knife point at an angle into the eraser.  You then turned the eraser in a circle until the knife arrived back at the starting point.

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The circle popped out easily!!!!

My second design (cut on the other side of the eraser) was done almost entirely with the Lino-tool

DSC01987 Now came the moment of truth….what would this look at when printed!!!

We used a foam brush to pat the paint onto the stamp…..

 

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and….VOILA……DSC02000 HOW MUCH FUN IS THIS!!!!!

Lyric has a “signature” fabric where everyone places their stamp and then signs.  It was fun to see all of the designs that have come out of her workshops…..

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Well, there is one technique…..we also did beading, screen printing, foiling, and image transfer…..and there is still another day to come!!!!

More later…..

2 comments:

Karen said...

What a great ange of techniques for just one day. I look forward to seeing all the others.
Love the idea of using the erasers for the printing. So readily available and easy to carve!

Maggi said...

A really effective stamp Frances. I did a couple of Quilt University classes with Lyric and they were excellent. Very envious of your face-to-face class.

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