My drawing for today
which I turned into this
using the leftovers from this, ripping the stamp I'd had made off the wooden base and gluing easycut lino on instead. (I know, I could've paid someone to make a stamp, but the easycut was there, and one thing led to another....)
I was playing around with easycut because I needed to make another one of these
because of this corrosion, so that I could print more of these.
Easycut is easy to cut. It's quite different from lino: it's more sensitive, but also stretchy. You can't do those neat little flicks of the knife that break bits of lino off when you get to a straight edge - this stuff just does not break. It's less stretchy if you stick it to a piece of masonite, which you'll need to do anyway in order to print, because it's floppy. It doesn't have a backing like lino. Pretty easy to gouge right through it, too. But for a print on paper, where you don't have to cut too deep, you can get pretty good detail.
I'm wondering what this will look like big, on a cushion. It seems a bit Victorian to me... which could be nice. Watch this space!