This past weekend was designated a work-free weekend and I pretty much didn't work. (This is actually shocking -- ask Pete. He didn't think I could go through with it!) Instead I focused on crafting. I have lots of craft supplies that I have been amassing in the hope that I might actually have time to try them out at some point.
You may remember back-tack II. When the heck was that anyway? Well, I bought all the stuff for my b-t buddy to learn lino printing and bought myself the "stuff" too. I have also been picking up the plastic erasers and different carving medium over the past few months, but until this past weekend I never gave it a try.
Now I did have motivation -- I have to admit. I signed up for moki's recipe card swap and the cards are due the 21st. And you had to stamp them with a hand carved stamp -- yikes!
It turned out to be pretty simple. I used my BSB logo sans swirls. Printed it out, went over it with pencil, turned it over onto the stuff I was carving, rubbed the back of the paper with my bone folder to transfer the design & started carving with the cutting tool.
Here it is after the first test stamp. I liked the rugged look, so I didn't fix the extra lines that showed up. I kind of wanted it to look like a woodcut, so the I figure the roughness helped rather than hurt.
To make the "recipe cards" I printed my "recipe" on back (It's a secret, in case any participants read my blog!), stamped the cards with commercially made stamps for a background and then stamped my sheep stamp in black on top:
Oh, there was other crafting too. I worked on amineko, my poor socks (I still knit, really I do!), and something else that I hint around at at Maddie's homeschooling blog. Stay tuned!