Saturday, September 3, 2011

Russian themed handcarved linocut stamps

I´ve seen some amazing russian themed stamps on the internet and thought I would try something in this style. The russian doll stamp was inspired by this amazing print, the original so much better than my imitation.

The paper in the lower picture is quite textured and the long tree-lined stamp doesn´t print well on it. But I´m happy with the stamp design, and I´ll just do it on smoother paper next time.

I used red and sepia FAS water-based block printing ink. I think if I used green instead of sepia, these could be Xmas cards for my cards to my family.

Noho ora mai means ¨Stay well¨ or ¨Good health¨ in maori.

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