Saturday, April 2, 2011

Printing on driftwood

We had a great time at the beach around Kapiti on a sunny autumn day and I got the chance to collect some driftwood to try some prints on. Its quite hard to find larger, very flat pieces to try larger stamps on. These were quite small pieces.

For printing on wood, I think I used about the same amount of ink on the stamp as for stones (more than for paper, less than for fabric). The stamp had to be pressed on hard for about 10 seconds. Driftwood is never completely flat, so some bits of the stamp, which didn´t print properly, had to be touched up with a marker. I´m not sure its as useful as printing on stones though, as stones make good paperweights, fabric weights etc.

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