Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I spent the morning printing today. The first two phots show my King Salmon stamp. First I printed with fabric paint and some wine cork stamps that I made, then printed the fish with Daniel Smith ink.

 I was so excited to finally have these three bird stamp done and ready to use together-last summer my husband put a piece of plywood covered with bird seed on our deck and these three birds were regular visitors.  I carved the blocks over the course of several months and, as you can clearly see, my style of carving changed dramatically.  So much so that the three stamps won't work together.  Perhaps the chickadee and baby bird, but not the large sparrow.  I guess I carve another one!

 These last two still have the background on them-as with the others, the ultimate goal is the single image, but my printmaker friends have encouraged me to do an edition with the background.  My backgrounds are getting better!  I have a really hard time not carving them away!  I cut much too deeply.  Anyway, I can see a vbast improvement in my carving with these last blocks.

I have been making little quilts out of the prints I made a few months ago, but have not photographed any of them yet.


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the bird prints!

  2. Your bird stamps are wonderful!

  3. This is a hard one...I like both the salmon and the bird prints...and I like the back ground ones and the ones without...keep on carving. I have yet to start that journey even though I have all the stuff. :)

  4. What strong images! Esp. love the 3/4 pose bird. Don't see what would keep them apart.

    Keep up the good work,
    Linda Laird
    Quiltart reader

  5. i like the little chickadee on blue tie dyed fabric



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