Thursday, August 27, 2009
I purchased this book the other day. Since it first made it onto shelves, I've picked it up repeatedly each time I saw it - sometimes more than twice in the same excursion. I just love Lena Corwin's hand drawn artwork, her colour choices, and of course the projects are beautiful and so adaptable. I'm so glad I finally own it.
I have a little experience with hand printing - particularly with speedball cutaway stamping for cards, though I have had absolutely no training. I think I started just after high school, and each time I print, I still learn something new (...like placing the paper on top of the stamp instead of trying to drop the heavy inky stamp on to the card). I usually make Christmas cards using this technique. The last card I made looked like this.
I took these photos back in December last year, but never posted them.
I hope this book will give me the kick I need to try more printing on fabric.