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Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I really love the consistency of lino-block for carving. It's easy to cut, but also holds thin lines and stands up well to multiple pressings. I have started to notice, however, that some of my older stamps are beginning to curl and fray a bit around the edges and only a week or two ago I mentioned to T that I needed to figure out a way to attach the lino-block to something harder to preserve the stamps and make it easier to get a consistent print.

So, imagine my delight when on a lovely Saturaday walk in Chinatown I popped into one of my favourite discount art stores and found these:

I'm so excited to experiment with these new blocks. If they work out, then I think I have a much better chance of getting my stamps to be a little more consistent (less wasting cards!) and ensuring that they last longer.

My first stamp on the lino/wood block is going to be this Victorian baby carriage:

I'm only about a third of the way throught carving it and I've already made a few mistakes, so I'm not sure if it's going to be a success. I do need to get some good baby stamps into production though because exciting baby news has been pouring in!


  1. About 100 women in my office, cousins, close friends... It's ridiculous! (But not me, just to clarify)