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Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

I have always loved and admired the work of Japanese block printers, especially Hiroshige and Hokusai. (Here is a marvelous video about both of these great artists.) Using the lesson idea from  Art Treasury, we learned a little about Hokusai, then made our own version of a “great wave” print. I have lots of left over … Continue reading

Art School: Cork Printmaking

Art School: Cork Printmaking

Printmaking is one of my all-time favorite mediums. I love lino cutting, screen printing, collagraph printing, the list goes on. My little guy loves printmaking, too, and this project is great for kids or adults. It is also inexpensive and quick, perfect for when you only have a little time (either because of a kid’s … Continue reading

Tutorial: Eraser Carving

Tutorial: Eraser Carving

I am teaching a class at one of the branches of my local library on eraser carving. I thought you might like a tutorial, too! Supplies: erasers carving tools pencil (no. 2, not a mechanical pencil) ink pad paper (scrap for sketching; good paper for printing on) 1) Trace the shape of your eraser on … Continue reading

Screen printing

Screen printing

I did my first screen printing last Saturday! It was so much fun and now I feel confident about trying it on my own. I took the class at Troy Cloth and Paper. The space is beautiful– light filled, airy, and with great work space. The two owners, Taylor and Ben, are very talented artists … Continue reading

Handprinted Fabric

Handprinted Fabric

I received my final two fat quarters for the handprinted fabric swap! The lovely rain and duckies came from across the pond (couldn’t resist), specifically from Angela in England: Isn’t it sweet? This lovely blue one with mysterious words was handprinted by Rachael here in the U.S.: I am sooo curious what the whole yard … Continue reading

Handprinted Fabric!

Handprinted Fabric!

So far I have received two of my four fat quarters from the handprinted fabric swap I participated in! This one came from Amy of form*work: And this one from Asma of The Daily Muses: I’m looking forward to seeing what the other two fat quarters are when they arrive! These swaps are so much fun.

Handcarved Eraser Stamps

Handcarved Eraser Stamps

I am in a handcarved eraser stamp swap and finished up carving my stamps this week. The person I have has a screen name featuring the word “zombie,” so one of the stamps I made is sort-of a postage stamp look with the words “Zombie Mail” carved into it. I also made a funky little … Continue reading

Ready to mail!

Ready to mail!

I’ve got some goodies to share with you that are ready to mail! This bundle is for a “Sew Me Something” swap. I did hand embroidery for the wall art and machine sewing for the bag (using fabric I received in the handprinted fabric swap I did last year). I included one of my “Sew … Continue reading

Handprinted Fabric

Handprinted Fabric

Two of my four fat quarters for the handprinted fabric swap are done! I decided to print on a lovely white linen and am so happy with the results! I carved two different blocks and used each one for a different fat quarter. The one with circles also involved printing with regular objects, a pencil … Continue reading

A Handmade Holiday: Hand Printed Gift Tags

A Handmade Holiday: Hand Printed Gift Tags

This Christmas I am doing mostly handmade gifts, so I thought I would share some of the projects I do. This one is an easy but really lovely finishing touch for packages, and you can get the kids involved (if you want). Hand Printed Gift Tags Supplies: Printing foam (or styrofoam plates or meat trays) … Continue reading