Sunday, 22 April 2012

Another print block

Rather pleased with the reaction to my PVA experiment and the simple leaf design that I had created, I thought I would explore it a bit further and make a print block using a very similar design.

I love using sheets of craft foam, the cheap stuff you get at Hobby craft and similar.

I drew my design using a pen that would not rub off too badly, and then I cut it out.  In this case, because the design was a bit intricate I used a craft knife, but I have created blocks with simpler designs just using scissors. (I have also burnt this stuff with a soldering iron, but you need to work in a very well ventilated area if you are going to do that.  It gives off a rather nasty whiff).


Then I stuck it to a bit of card - and voila another print block ready to be pressed into action.



And a page from my sketch book - a bit rushed so the paint was a bit blobby, but I was just using simple acrylics. 

You get the picture however.






2 comments:

  1. I've hoarded craft foam for years, and never used it - you've inspired me!

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  2. Iz, go on! Do it. Wonderful stuff. You cannot get the same intricate detail as you would with wood or lino (or indeed the soft lino replacement) but it is not bad at all. I have had much success with blocks using foam. And also with pizza bases - don't get me going about pizza bases!

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