Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Designs Coming Full Circles

You'll recognize the two recent cross stitch designs at the heart of this project pair.  Both started out as a doodle, got charted out and stitched, and have now come to life in a new medium over the last week.  I used two different carving mediums.  I liked the pink "speedy stamp" better than the white "mastercarve," but I think I prefer real linoleum to the cuts-like-butter stuff.  A fairly successful project & the photos don't need much for explanation.


  1. Interesting...after seeing Kirstie's Homemade Christmas show last week, I've been looking into lino cutting.
    Being the grand daughter of a printer, I did this as a kid, but as that was near 40yrs ago, don't remember a thing about it.

  2. Beautiful! I adore linocut printing! One of those hobbies I'll never have the time for :) Part of the "specialness" of the art form is the carving of the linoleum, so yes I can see why you would prefer the results of the white "mastercarve". So what will you be doing with these prints?

  3. Very cool! I did some of that in school - I didn't seem to have a light enough touch for detail carving :( Does anyone else think the reindeer now look like coral?

  4. Thanks, everyone. I would highly recommend trying it to anyone who is interested. It's quite fun.

    I've been making reindeer cards for the holidays. Not sure what I'll do with the Fleur de Lis. Probably more cards. Unfortunately both designs are a wee bit too wide to fit on standard cards so I need to get clever or continue custom cutting each card and envelope.

  5. Ooh! I remember making such a mess during art class one year...

    And I'd totally buy cards stamped with your designs. :)