It was a day of celebration as well as fun time in the studio..Gen turned 90 but more on our birthday girl later.
I have been wanting to do something with houses and windows for a while. Denny shared the above pattern with me found in a block printing book. She also brought some material for carving (above right) which was very soft.
We don't know the name of the material... Denny found a box of it ordered long ago...I started to use a linoleum cutter but realized a simple stylus with a little bit of pressure did the trick in under 5 minutes. It printed successfully, but a small dusting of the top layer of material came off in the print, which might be the case every time you print. I don't know the longevity of this material but it's fast and easy and serves a purpose in a different way.
Gen did a small one to print on her papers.
Kates first attempt with the "soft material" block and below is Mary's using a regular linoleum block. Tomorrow's blog - time to party!