Sunday was a glorious day. The kind of day that regardless of what you have going on you know it will be spent outside. My children had been asking for a project that we could all do together. Outside. As a family. It did not take long to come up with something.
At Squam Art Workshop's in June I was inspired by Lizzy House who taught a class on block printing. Here you can see her block print tutorial. She is fabulous. If you haven't seen her artwork it is worth a trip over. Christine from Lavender and Limes is currently using her block print from Lizzy's class as her header. Those are some cute chickens...check it out. Also, on Soulemama.
These ladies had inspired me so I knew I had to give it a try. My children wanted a project. This was the opportunity I had been waiting for.
We gathered our supplies and were set to create.
Another great tutorial with loads of ideas and examples of all the supplies you need can be found on Geninne's Art Blog. She even uses erasers and ink pads for a more user friendly approach.
(This one is for you Maya.)
We drew. We carved. We painted. We admired. Loads of fun was had by all. The big daddy even piped up and said how much he enjoyed this project. Definitely for children of all ages.
All you need is a bit of imagination.
(that was for me....isn't that sweet?)
Ummm, note to self....must carve block backwards if you want it to read correctly. I was just so excited to start. Patience is a virtue I am still working on.
So, a full day of fun. I love that the possibilities are endless. We have ideas for more. Oh yeah, lots of ideas. My favorite part is that even the mistakes add to the stamping adventure. I highly suggest you try it and please let me know how it goes. You see, I am now a new block printing convert. I'm off to do some more.
Making stamps is one of my favorite things. Seeing this post reminded me to get some more stamp rubber!
Posted by: jessica | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 04:44 AM
Those are fantastic, I especially like the mushroom. I will definitely be checking out the tutorials. Thanks so much for posting this, it looks like a blast.
Posted by: Jennifer | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 05:43 AM