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corynlee
« on: December 11, 2006 07:23:01 PM »

here are some cards i made (inspired by winter hibernation) to send out to people. made with a linoleum block print, then i used metallic paint to fill in the cocoon.





they were fun to make, and i'm proud of them. -cory



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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006 07:23:41 PM »

Thoswe are very nice
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006 07:29:19 PM »

You should be proud of your cards. They are really great.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006 07:46:25 PM »

Those are really lovely!  I adore the winter/crysalis/hibernation theme - it is perfect for holiday cards.  Beautiful idea and execution!
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006 09:08:57 PM »

Oh I want those! If I could remember how to wist things I totally would. A beautiful twist on winter-time cards!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2006 08:37:19 AM »

Those ARE great!

Did you use torn paper for the background?

How much pressure do you apply? Do you apply it to the block onto the paper or the paper onto the block?
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2006 09:49:05 AM »

They're really cute! You could package them and sell them in sets, too.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2006 03:12:10 PM »

You are right to be proud of them! They are fabulous! I love any nature-inspired items, but I really like the simplicity of these. You have just the right amount of detail- the buds and the cocoon just waiting for the spring!

I'll really have to get out my carving supplies now...my fingers are itching to try something like it!
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2006 08:17:12 PM »

Those ARE great!

Did you use torn paper for the background?

How much pressure do you apply? Do you apply it to the block onto the paper or the paper onto the block?
thanks for the compliments.

i used some extra card stock i  had, and i tore the edges to make it look less rectangular. then i mounted the prints onto some already made cards i got at the art store a long time ago (they're called creative cards, they come in packs of 20 with envelopes).

i invested in a baren to rub onto the backside of the paper, which i put onto the block (put the inked block on the table face up, then the paper, then rubbed it with a baren). this is the first time i did this particular block printing  technique, and it worked really well. hope that helps. -cory
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2006 09:57:34 PM »

I remember doing block prints in the 8th grade. We did self portraits. It was tough. :x


Great job, though! I love the style!
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