From Inspiration to Creation
Here is a picture journey of my "design from nature" process, starting with a dahlia from my garden, one of my favorite flowers. Every year I make Christmas cards, and many years ago I used linoleum blocks to carve designs to print the cards from. I wanted to try using the blocks to make my own textured stamps for my clay work. I had tried carving rubber stamp blanks but found the material very hard to work with. The lino is wonderful though, soft and easy to carve. And by drawing a 2" x 2" "canvas" on the block, I can scale the carving to pendant size. Hobby Lobby has blanks without blocks, that can be carved on both sides. And sets of carving tools. I did a rough drawing on the block before starting.
|Just parts of the carving can be used|