Tuesday, 7 February 2012

New Blocks


Just about ready to be glued to perspex backing blocks.

14 comments:

Kayanna said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you print up!

Asiye Ivedi said...

they are amazing!!!

Molly said...

Love these!

Mi-ju said...

Prints are going to be beautiful!

lamina @ do a bit said...

They look great! :)

night owl said...

OMG these are amazing!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them. You inspire me so! - Jules, Beverly, MA USA

Jan | Daisy Janie said...

Mad carving skillz!! Cannot wait to see where these take you!!

sakurasnow said...

Oh, I love to see your carved blocks! They look so good together and are going to make beautiful 'layered' prints!

sweet and soutie said...

} kannie wag nie. jou nuwe reeks gaan pragtig wees

Seamingly Sarah said...

how lovely! they feel very simple and nurturing to me. have fun printing!!!

Bettina Groh said...

I love your blocks!!

Lea S said...

Hi Jezze,
I so appreciate you helping people and giving tips. I have been playing with the speedball carving blocks but want to upgrade my lino.

Is there a brand that you recommend? I like that your blocks are the actual shape of the design. After you cut the design out, what do you use to cut the block into the shape of the design?

I appreciate your help! Thanks for sharing your amazing designs!

Lea

Jesse said...

Hi Lea

Thank you!

I'm afraid I don't know much about brands of lino, as I just use whatever my local art shop sells. I've used a few kinds, and haven't found them hugely different from each other. I suppose the most important thing is being able to buy big enough pieces!

After cutting the design out, I use a U-gouge to shave the surrounding lino down until it's thin enough to cut with scissors. I find that's the neatest way to do it.

Good luck!

Lea S said...

Thank you so much for your input, I greatly appreciate it!

I look forward to to using your tips!