Thursday, April 22, 2010

Carving Your Own Stamp

I did a couple of sketches (below) and got out my polymer. Conditioned it and ran it through on the thickest setting on the pasta machine.
Cut a rectangle. Preheated my oven, baked my rectangle for 45 minutes and gave it an ice bath when it came out of the oven. You can use a pencil to sketch on your polymer or you can free-hand it. I used my linoleum cutter (polymer handle) to gently carve on the lines. Move your piece as you turn corners, not the lino cutter.
I wanted a primitive piece. Ancient, no modern.
Continued tomorrow.

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