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PerfectlyBohemian
« on: June 05, 2011 04:37:50 PM »

So this weekend I knocked one thing off my to-do list: carve a stamp for making labels for the mead my fiance will be making for our wedding! And then became hopelessly hooked on carving linoleum and make a couple extras Smiley

Here is the label I made for the mead: (I added watercolor after stamping for bonus effects!)


I plan to clean it up a little so that the printing it easier to read....

Here is an extra bumble bee that I might use for thank you or return cards aaaand an adorable little owl on a branch <3 :


This one I did about a month ago to practice when I decided to bring linocutting back into my life for wedding purposes:
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011 04:44:41 PM »

I really like the owl.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011 07:52:12 AM »

They look awesome. You're quite good at it, and I like the added color, too.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011 08:08:01 PM »

soooo great! the bumblebees are excellent. if this is any indication, your wedding is going to be fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011 01:46:00 PM »

Thanks guys! I've already made a couple more to go with the wedding ones including a whole sunflower Smiley I want to use the sunflower and bee alone for things like the thank you cards and RSVP cards, but they will be handy for other little accents too! I can't decide what to do next! I'm addicted Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011 05:33:01 PM »

This is awesome! I fell in love with printmaking this past semester at school and can't get enough of it! And the bee!!! I love it! I might have to go do one of my own now! (and I must say, Mead?! what a clever idea! are they your favors for guests...because I'd want to be a guest at your wedding!)
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2011 08:07:19 AM »

Super cool! I love them. I have a few pieces of lino sitting in my supply drawer but I'm scared to use them. It's just so much more intimidating than the cute pink rubber block for some reason!
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2011 09:32:50 PM »

Super cool! I love them. I have a few pieces of lino sitting in my supply drawer but I'm scared to use them. It's just so much more intimidating than the cute pink rubber block for some reason!

I haven't used the pink stuff yet, but the grey linoleum is so much nicer to cut than the brown, mounted linoleum. My friend used a nice soft, white rubber that seemed to cut really easily too, but I am happy with the grey stuff. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011 02:04:49 PM »

I love the pink stuff. I think I am just about to graduate to the grey/gray.  Someone gave me the tip of warming it up in a cool oven, I think heating it with a heat tool would work too or an iron on the reverse.  It's worth a go.  Apparently it is easier to carve when it is warm.

Some of my carvings can be foundhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/sewmystyle/
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011 06:09:40 PM »

I love the pink stuff. I think I am just about to graduate to the grey/gray.  Someone gave me the tip of warming it up in a cool oven, I think heating it with a heat tool would work too or an iron on the reverse.  It's worth a go.  Apparently it is easier to carve when it is warm.

Some of my carvings can be foundhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/sewmystyle/

Thank you for the advice. My local supply store only carries gray and brown types of linoleum. They also carry soft white rubber pieces. After carving on the hard brown linoleum, I find that the gray is very easy to cut. I also do most of my carving on the go, so warming is an issue Wink Also the sheets of gray linoleum are pretty cheap.

Your stamps are lovely! Thanks again!
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