Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Flower Challenge • Block Printed Floral

Carved Flower Part Two • May Flower Challenge • Day Ten
Block Printed Floral

Here are two printed motifs from the carved block mentioned in yesterday's post, carved flower part one

Here is the original block, inked and ready to test print. 
The test print shows that there is more carving to do.You can see the hot spots on the test print.

In order to eliminate the hot spots I decided to cut off the excess non print area. 
I have also marked the back to identify the top and to assist in measuring for spacing the flower.

To aid in weighing down and the easy handling of the block I attached the block to a piece of plexi. Had fun printing this motif. I played with other colors for fun. Now it is time to try different colored inks. Well that is for another day! There is so much more fun to be had with this stamp. 

Block printed graphic floral for day ten of The May Flower Challenge . Each day you can post your flower creation, whether it is a doodle, drawing, photograph, collage or painting. This challenge has been started by  Lori Moon, fellow blogger, talented photographer and jewelry artisan. Play along on a specific day each week or only once - whatever inspires you. Join the challenge, here, it is going to be fun.

Make sure to visit the other artists who are participating in the challenge at Lori Moon's websiteI love challenges like this because it helps build reference material for your body of work, it adds to your sketchbook, portfolio, motif library if you are a Surface pattern designers and so on. Make it work for you.
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1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love block printing. And to think you carved that lovely piece yourself!


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