Long on my wish list was the desire to try my hand at carving my own linocut stamps. Not only do I love the look of a linocut print, but having original stamped images to use in work for art licensing was a pragmatic decision.
The linocut blocks I wanted to buy online had a crazy ridiculous shipping price...oh, about five times the cost of the blocks...so I settled on a type from Dick Blick. The block wasn't real easy to carve, not terribly hard but a little more difficult than anticipated, so I'll probably keep trying different types. (Any suggestions?)
For my first attempt since high school art class, I am fairly satisfied with the end result...for a first try. But, as I've heard tell, practice makes perfect so I'll keep on trying.
The journal page I created with the stamp tells the story both literally and figuratively..."testing my wings."
I am a lifelong artist who creates in mixed media collage. I teach art workshops, sell original artwork on Etsy and have licensed my art for the home & giftware industry. To see more of my artwork please visit my website at mycollageart.com