Friday, July 13, 2018

New Handcarved Stamps


I was so pleased with my recent artist trading cards that I carved more stamps of exactly the same size to use on future cards.

One of my attempts was unsuccessful because the drawing was too detailed.  I'm now on the lookout for objects with simple shapes.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Making Bookmarks


Today I had an enjoyable few hours making bookmarks to leave in the books that I return to the library.

This is a handcarved stamp on a gelli print.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Busy Finishing Up Journals


Mostly my journals are a private affair, but lest the odd person who cares thinks I've been snoozing, I'm trying to finish up many odd journals so that I can begin again.

I'm still planning to consolidate into a single handmade journal of mixed media paper.  I've been busy hunting down papers.  My theory is that mixed media paper will be lighter for binding and not so precious that I'll be afraid to use it for lettering or dry media.  My choices locally are limited, and I don't want to break the bank on a paper that I haven't tested.  I want to bind my own so that I can make journals of a single signature allowing me to change sizes as my whims dictate.

But I'm homing in on a solution and looking forward to the next adventure! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Ben Shahn Lettering Homework


Folded Pen, Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink, Pencil Crayon

At the Ben Shahn Lettering seminar we randomly drew names to exchange postcards.  This is the one I created.