This tiny bag is available here.
This short clip shows you the very basic method of printing a linoleum block stamp with an ink roller.
Check out my original animal stamps:
My neighbor vendor, Jeunko. Her creation is very unique: http://ecosofhawaii.com
Local gymnastic team performing
My booth set up and my husband
A very cute girl bought my dog bag:) Thank you!
A lady in the most wild outfit
Local high school students playing Jazz
A very interesting looking dog and his owner
Linoleum block stamps are different from rubber stamps. The main difference is the hardness of the surface. The harder surface makes carving more difficult, but once carved, it lasts long time and will allow many more good prints compared to a typical rubber stamp. However, because of the hardness of the surface, linoleum stamping requires a different approach to printing compared to a rubber stamp. There are several different methods that work well.
Below is the information I enclose with my stamps. Please feel free to download or print if you like to assist with your linoleum printing.
Block printing ink (i.e. Speedball block printing ink) is the best for achieving the finest prints (Method C), but this method requires a roller and barren. If you do not want to bother using these additional tools and prefer using regular stamp pads, there are ways to make it work (Method A and B). I’ve had pretty good results with high pigment ink pads such as ColorBox, Staz On and Ranger’s Archival ink. One of my customer recommended Tsukineko’s Brilliance Pigment Ink Pads.
I will upload videos of my demonstrating these methods pretty soon.
Renegade Craft Fair is approaching this weekend.
Because of my health condition, I could not make as much as I wanted to, but did what I can do.
I added a new design to my collection of tile coasters:
I stocked up my regular stamp collections.
After carving each stamp, I make test prints. If I like the test prints, I will dry both stamp and paper by the sunny side of window.
I need to upgrade my handmade tool bag. I like the fabric but the height is a little short.
I started to add digital stamps on my Etsy store. Please visit my shop when you have time.
Recent custom stamps:
Recent additions to my Etsy shop:
New tile Coasters:
My new woodcut print:
Linoleum stamped bag (new!):
I will attend Renegade Craft Fair in two weeks:
After the Renegade Craft Fair, I was mostly working on custom stamps. Here are some recent ones:
A panda with bamboo:
An image of my client’s cat with a bow:
This is based off my client’s original design. He is a member of the band, Rugged Russian Bear:
This is Mademoiselle Jolie.
This is for the blog “The Sunday Saloon”: