Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunny busy Tuesday

After redoing some of the stamped letters by stenciling, I tried a little lino cut. A traditional Estonian pattern. First I tried acrylics, but they don't print well. Haha, so I have a reason to buy more textile paint...
Judy, there is the Laufer eraser we talked about. It is no larger than the other ones.
Little advice for all lino cutters: If you have a larger piece and plan smaller ones, make the cut first, then separate it from the rest. I started with a small piece which is a nuissance. Well, I guess you were wiser than me.

How long ago did I do lino cut? It must have been about 40 years. It was easier than I thought, and it smells nice. I'm sure I'll be doing some more. But now I have to go out into the sun before it is gone and maybe cut some shoots from trees I will plant into the new gaps.


Diane said...

Looks like fun!

Clare W said...

I have been working my way up to trying this out - now I'm going to have to get a lino cutting kit!

Judy said...

I like that Estonian design...an nice quilt block.
Thanks for posting a pic of the Laufer.


Are you curious about me? said...

What a lovely post Eva..